Bloomberg Law
March 19, 2020, 9:52 PM

Labor Department Working on Rules for Virus-Related Paid Leave

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

The Labor Department is planning to issue regulations to implement emergency paid sick and family leave requirements under the newly enacted coronavirus relief package, according to an internal email obtained by Bloomberg Law.

Cheryl Stanton, who heads the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, emailed staffers Thursday with a synopsis of the agency’s plans to carry out the law. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides some workers impacted by the virus with two weeks of paid sick leave and 10 weeks of partially paid family leave to care for a child.

Stanton said the department “intends to issue regulations” ...

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