The federal court overseeing a legal challenge to the City of Dallas’s paid sick leave ordinance entered a preliminary injunction preventing the city from enforcing the ordinance during the pendency of the litigation.
Although much of the U.S. workforce is increasingly teleworking in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, when employers return to business as usual, handling employee absences and leaves will continue to be a challenging issue.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected workplaces across the globe. Governments are scrambling to adopt measures to help stem the spread of the virus, while recognizing an employer’s need to stay in business.
The DOL’s recent Q&A guidance directly impacts those private-sector employers in Puerto Rico that have closed their worksites in compliance with Executive Order OE-2020-023 issued by Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced on March 14, 2020.
On March 25, 2020, Governor Murphy expanded New Jersey’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law, Family Leave Act, and the Temporary Disability Benefits Law to protect employees who cannot work due to circumstances caused by COVID-19.
On March 26, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment amended its Health Emergency Leave with Pay (HELP) Rules that require certain employers to provide employees up to four paid sick leave days for a covered COVID-19 reason.