Most employees and employers are not aware of the various programs available to help them.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (PRWEB) March 22, 2020
President Trump just signed emergency legislation extending existing protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act and creating new paid sick leave rights under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act that will provide many employees throughout the country with up to 80 hours of paid sick leave for Coronavirus-related work absences.
The new legislation was enacted to address gaps under existing state and federal law that provided workers with time off when sick, but not for preventative self-quarantine or to stay home with children because of school or child care closures.
With the enactment of the Federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, the numbers of job protection and wage replacement laws that apply to California workers during the Coronavirus outbreak has grown to no less than 10. It has also added difficulty in navigating a complicated set of laws that work neatly together.
“Most employees and employers are not aware of the various programs available to help them,” said Drew Lewis, a California employment lawyer who is Managing Attorney at Drew Lewis, PC an employment law firm that represents employees throughout California.
Attorney Drew Lewis has put together two comprehensive guides to help employees understand their rights under the new Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. The guides answer questions like:
- How much sick leave do you get?
- How much are you paid for the sick leave?
- Who is entitled to sick leave?
- What businesses are exempt?
- How do you sick leave?
- Are you protected from retaliation when taking sick leave?
These comprehensive guides can be found online, at the firm’s website: