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New federal sick leave law – who's eligible, who's not and how many weeks do you get

 

March 20, 2020



(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon

(THE CONVERSATION) On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law.

The legislation is an emergency intervention to provide paid leave and other support to millions of workers sidelined by school closures, quarantines and caregiving.

An obvious question you're probably wondering is, "How will it affect me?"

The bad news is that the law does not provide blanket coverage for all workers....



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