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    By  CalChamber   - March 21, 2020

    The federal government passed a coronavirus emergency relief package on March 18 that provides protected paid leave to workers impacted by COVID-19. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg is joined by employment law expert Benjamin Ebbink and CalChamber Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera to discuss what employers should know about the new Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.

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    Criteria

    The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act are temporary measures that will take effect on April 2 and will sunset on December 31, 2020. The measures apply to employers with fewer than 500 employees–employers with more than 500 employers are not covered, Ebbink, partner at Fisher Phillips law firm, explains.

    Medical test results are not needed to qualify for either leave, but each leave has different criteria.  Read More