Bloomberg Law
March 26, 2020, 6:33 PM

Home Care, Senior Facilities Don’t Want to Pay Covid-19 Leave

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

Home care providers and senior living community operators have asked the Labor Department to exempt millions of workers in those industries from new paid sick and family leave requirements during the Covid-19 emergency.

Industry groups on Monday asked the DOL to include them in a “health care provider” exemption to the new leave obligations. The department is drafting regulations that would establish eligibility standards for the exemption, as well as a separate shield for certain businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

“It doesn’t mean that we don’t think those people who are providing care in the home shouldn’t be protected ...

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