Missed Work Because of Coronavirus: Your Rights in Every State
In response to the massive economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has passed legislation to help workers and small businesses. Many businesses are keeping safe during the outbreak by following the CDC recommendations to stay home when possible and practice social distancing.
These laws include emergency short-term paid sick leave benefits and longer-term paid family leave policies. The key piece of legislation in this regard is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which incorporates the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. The $2.2 trillion CARES Act, considered the largest stimulus package in U.S. history, was passed soon after, with further provisions for paid sick leave and family leave.