COVID-19 & Your Business: Frequent Questions

What do you do if you have an over 65 employee who is healthy right now but does have a chronic condition and they cannot work from home?

Employees are only eligible to take leave under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act if they are unable to work or telework because of a qualifying event. If the employee is unable to work or telework because of advice from a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19, he or she may be entitled to paid sick leave under the Act. In the event that an employee is unable to work or telework due to a medical concern that does not constitute a qualifying event under the Act, that employee may be eligible for leave under other laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or state or local paid sick leave laws.

Last updated April 9

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