Summary of 2020 Federal COVID-19 Leave Laws
The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act expired on December 31, 2020.
Currently, there is no paid leave for illness due to COVID-19.
The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed by Congress on March 18, 2020. It includes two different employee leave acts:
The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act provides paid leave to employees based on their own COVID-19 health related issues -- individuals who are caring for someone with COVID-19 issues, or who need to care for a minor child due to a COVID-19-related school or child care closure.
The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act provides paid and unpaid leave to employees who need to care for a minor child due to a COVID-19-related school or child care closure.
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