Bloomberg Law
March 29, 2020, 12:57 AMUpdated: March 29, 2020, 3:42 PM

DOL Gives Small Businesses Wide Virus Paid Leave Exclusion (1)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

The Labor Department has established what appears to be a simple path for businesses with fewer than 50 workers to limit new paid sick and family leave obligations to some workers affected by coronavirus.

Small businesses can claim an exemption to the new virus relief law’s (Public Law 116-127) requirement that employers offer paid and partially paid leave for coronavirus-related childcare by determining that it would jeopardize the business’s viability. Those businesses are still required to provide up to two weeks of sick leave for employees subject to a quarantine or experiencing symptoms associated with Covid-19, the disease ...

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