Most employers are familiar with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and relevant state or local paid sick leave laws. But there are other, lesser-known laws potentially implicated amid the COVID-19 crisis.
The Ontario government intends to introduce legislation that, if passed, would immediately provide job-protected leave to employees in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19, or those who need to be away from work to care for children due to closures.
The recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has implications specific to Rhode Island employers. On March 16, 2020, Governor Raimondo issued a directive that restaurants and similar businesses remain closed for eat-in dining.
The NJ Supreme Court recently held that employees can maintain an action under the NJLAD for disability discrimination when they suffer an adverse employment action as a result of their lawful use of medical marijuana outside of the workplace.