Bloomberg Law
April 14, 2020, 7:34 PMUpdated: April 14, 2020, 11:06 PM

New York Sues Trump Administration Over Covid-19 Paid Leave (2)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

The Trump administration is unlawfully excluding many workers from new coronavirus-related paid leave benefits, New York’s top attorney said in a lawsuit.

A recent Labor Department regulation denies emergency paid sick and family leave to health-care employees and other workers Congress intended to cover, New York Attorney General Letitia James alleged in a complaint filed Tuesday. The attorney general asked a federal judge in Manhattan to overturn parts of the regulation that would either exclude coverage or make it more difficult for workers to prove to their employers that they’re owed paid leave as a result of Covid-19, the disease ...

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