Knowledge is power! Our legal experts have put together three new know-your-rights FAQs for workers who are affected by COVID-19, addressing paid sick leave, pregnancy, and more.
Under federal law, many workers are entitled to emergency paid leave and paid sick time to care for themselves and their loved ones when affected by COVID-19. This FAQ will explain important scenarios for workers who are covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
For those who are pregnant and working or have had a recent change in employment status, the crisis may add an additional layer of uncertainty and raise a host of unique questions. This FAQ addresses federal, state, and local rights to paid or unpaid time off, reasonable accommodations, and the right to be free from discrimination.
New York State has emerged as the epicenter of this crisis, and it is critical New York’s workers know their rights. This FAQ provides an overview of three potential sources of paid leave for New Yorkers under federal, state, and local laws. The FAQ also addresses unemployment benefits.
We are working to ensure all workers and families have the protections they need under the law, both during this crisis and beyond. For more information about our COVID-19 response, visit abetterbalance.org/covid19. If you have questions about your legal rights, contact our free legal helpline.