Paid Leave During Covid-19
Authored By: Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires some employers to give their employees paid sick leave for reasons related to COVID-19.
Your employer must provide paid leave if you work for:
- A private company with fewer than 500 employees.
- A government agency.
If the law applies to your employer, they must give you:
Two weeks of paid sick leave at your regular salary, up to $511/day if you cannot work because:
-You have been officially quarantined, or
-You have COVID-19 symptoms and are waiting on a diagnosis.
Two weeks of paid sick leave at ⅔ of your regular salary, up to $200/day if you cannot work because:
- You are caring for someone who is officially quarantined
- You are caring for a child who is out of school or child care because of COVID-19, or
- You are experiencing a similar condition
Some employers must also give up to an additional 10 weeks of paid leave at ⅔ of your regular salary up to $200/day if:
You have worked for the employer for at least 30 days AND
You cannot work because your child’s school or child care is closed because of COVID-19.
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