Can you be fired for working from home?

Thursday, March 26, 2020

David Barron spoke with CNBC about the new federal legislation that was signed into law that included changes to the paid sick leave requirements included in the Family and Medical Leave Act. “This new law does not provide a new right to work from home,” David said. However, it does extend paid leave for those impacted by coronavirus. Specifically, the law requires employers with fewer than 500 employees and public agencies to provide 80 hours of paid sick leave if full-time employees are unable to work because they’re subject to quarantine or isolation, are caring for someone who is in quarantine or isolation, have children in schools that have closed, and/or are experiencing symptoms themselves. Part-time employees who are impacted are guaranteed as many hours of paid time off as they typically work over a two-week period. 

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