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It is unlawful for any employer “to discharge, discipline” or otherwise “discriminate” against an employee who takes protected leave due to the coronavirus or who has “filed any complaint” related to the coronavirus Paid Leave Act. Two interesting factoids: (1) the term “filed any complaint” as ...

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Do you know workers who were laid off because a company wanted to avoid paying paid leave under the new Coronavirus Paid Leave Law? Employees are legally protected from “interference” with their federal leave rights. The Eleventh Circuit has held that employees are protected from FMLA interfere...

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BREAKING: The CARES Act passed by the Senate would amend the Emergency FMLEA by expanding paid leave entitlement to rehired workers. Under the law, employees who have been employed for at least 30 days are entitled to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a child whose school or child care provider ...

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BREAKING: The DOL has issued the new COVID-19 paid leave notice... covered employers are required to post it in a conspicuous location.

Lechner Law has filed suit on behalf of a class of workers who worked for Klausner Lumber in Live Oak, FL, and Enfield, NC, who lost their jobs due to plant closures and were not paid for their work performed during the 2+ weeks prior to the closure and did not receive 60 days notice as dictated ...

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law today. The law provides for, among other things, two weeks of emergency paid leave for certain employees affected by the coronavirus emergency and up to 12 weeks of paid family leave for certain employees with children whose schools...

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UPDATE: How Did The Mar. 16 Amendments Change The Coronavirus Paid Leave Legislation?
On 3/16/20, the House amended the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act by limiting the grounds for taking paid leave and allowing “health care providers” and “emergency responders” to exempt their employees from covera...

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How Does The Coronavirus Paid Leave Law Affect You?
Two Weeks Paid Leave Entitlement
Under proposed H. R. 6201, companies with fewer than 500 employees must provide 2 weeks of full paid sick leave to employees: (1) To self isolate if diagnosed with coronavirus; (2) To seek a diagnosis or care for...

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