Here's who qualifies for coronavirus paid sick leave under new federal law

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

David Barron was quoted in The Times and Democrat discussing the federal government's emergency coronavirus relief law. "Typically, a law is passed and the enforcement agency would have the ability to clarify and explain that law in the form of regulation," David said. "But this situation is moving so quickly, I don't know how fast the Department of Labor would be able to provide that sort of guidance." Barron likewise noted that those small firms that do pay for sick leave "will get a dollar-for-dollar credit on their taxes" under the law, and that the Labor Department has until April 2, when the law takes effect, to issue guidance. "The Department of Labor could establish some mechanism for small employers to apply for waivers and have that hashed out before this thing takes effect," he said.

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