We recently covered the new paid sick and family leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) here. The FFCRA marks the first time Congress required federal paid leave for private sector workers. That is not the case at the state and municipal level, where for years, employers have had to navigate a patchwork of paid sick leave laws.
Now as the COVID-19 pandemic increases the economic strain on employees unable to work due to the crisis, state and local authorities are trying to ease the burden by implementing new supplemental paid leave requirements. Because FFCRA’s emergency paid sick and family leave requirements do not preempt any state or local paid leave mandates, employers must coordinate the new federal paid leave rights with state and local mandates.
Click here to view a summary of notable changes in several key jurisdictions including, California (Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose), Colorado, New Jersey, New York. and Washington (Seattle).