Coronavirus Employment Lawyer Virginia
Coronavirus Employment Lawyer VirginiaHave you been having employment issues related to COVID-19 (a.k.a. Cornavirus)? If so, you may need a Virginia employment attorney to help you navigate recent changes in federal law. The lawyers at May Law, LLP are here to help you get through Cornavirus related employment issues. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is in effect April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. It requires private employers with fewer than 500 employees and certain public employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and medical leave for certain reasons related to COVID-19. The FFCRA is an expanded protected leave and a new paid sick leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In general, the FFCRA provides that employees are eligible for:
- Two weeks (no more than 80 hours) of paid sick leave at the regular rate of pay if the employee is unable to work, including being unable to telework, because the employee is (a) quarantined by a Federal, State, or local isolation order; (b) has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine; (c) is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;
- Two weeks (no more than 80 hours) of paid sick leave at 2/3 of the regular rate of pay because the employee is unable to work, including being unable to telework, because (a) the employee is caring for an individual who is being quarantined by an order or advice of a health care provider; (b) is experiencing any substantially-similar condition as specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.