On April 19, 2020, the New York City Commissioner for Health and Mental Hygiene signed an Order to compel persons who self-identify as requiring mandatory isolation due to COVID-19 to isolate in their home or another appropriate location.
As jurisdictions across the country are gradually easing up on stringent business closures and similar restrictions, employers may be confronted with a new dilemma: employees who are hesitant to return to work.
On April 28, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enact an interim urgency ordinance to require employers with 500 or more employees to provide supplemental paid sick leave to covered employees.
On April 27, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment amended its Health Emergency Leave with Pay (HELP) Rules, which require certain employers to provide employees paid sick leave for a covered COVID-19 reason.
On April 16, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-51-20, which took immediate effect and requires certain food sector workers to receive COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave during the pendency of any statewide stay-at-home order.
On April 14, 2020, Governor Murphy signed legislation amending the New Jersey Family Leave Act and the Temporary Disability Benefits Law to expand an employee’s permissible reasons to take leave and to receive benefits due to COVID-19.