States Issue COVID-19 Guidance for Employee Leave Requirements

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, states have passed new employee leave laws and issued new regulations on existing leave laws. These provisions are in addition to the federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion requirements passed on March 18, 2020 as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Employee leave permitted under new state COVID-19 rules and guidance varies with respect to factors like:

  • the employers and employees covered by the leave,
  • the length and purpose,
  • whether the leave is compensated and at what rate,
  • and whether the leave is provided under a new law or rule, or covered under an existing provision.

Click here for more information and links to government resources regarding new state provisions and guidance including that of:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington

Employers — We encourage you to monitor the platforms of your state departments of labor for new laws, rules, and guidance surrounding COVID-19 and employee leave.

Thanks to our subsidiary, MedLeave Solutions, LLC, for providing this information. Visit their LinkedIn page for pertinent updates surrounding leave law. Interested in understanding how outsourcing your leave administration could benefit your organization? Reach out to the MedLeave Team at 844-438-3652 or fmla@medleavesolutions.com to learn more.