Bloomberg Law
March 25, 2020, 7:03 PM

Labor Department to Start Enforcing Virus Paid Leave April 18

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Businesses that don’t pay workers their newly enacted paid leave entitlements under the coronavirus relief law won’t be subject to Labor Department enforcement until April 18, provided the employers act in good faith.

The DOL Wage and Hour Division, in a bulletin Wednesday, informed its investigators and the general public that the 30-day temporary non-enforcement period applies retroactively to the date the law was enacted March 18. That means starting April 18, the agency can assess back wages owed when any employer is found in violation of the new law.

The WHD is writing regulations, taking effect April 1, to ...

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