In the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the CDC has recommended that everyone take steps to protect themselves and their communities, including avoiding close contact with others. If you have to take time off work sick or your work is closed, what are your legal rights? If your child’s school is closed, can you stay home with your children?
Find out more about your earned paid sick time or earned paid sick leave rights in your state, county, or city below.
Please note that you may also have an additional right to emergency paid leave for COVID-19 purposes under federal law, as described in more detail here.
If you live in New York State, visit here for information about potential sources of paid sick leave.
To learn more and compare the statewide and local paid sick time laws above, please see A Better Balance’s interactive and customizable comparison chart.