Complying with Paid Leave Law During COVID Outbreak: Federal Law

As we continue to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, both our work and social lives remain on a pause. Given the rate of increase in infections, New York State extended the shelter-in-place policy for nonessential workers to April 15, 2020. Last week, I provided an update on the recent New York State sick leave laws, along with a reminder of an employee’s rights under New York City law. Landlords, management companies, and property owners must also adhere to the newly enacted federal laws regarding paid and unpaid sick leave that become effective on April 1, 2020, and are set to expire on Jan. 1, 2021.