Know Your Rights and Responsibilities Under the Expanded FMLA

August 12, 2020

As an employee, do you know your rights when it comes to time off due to COVID-19? As an employer, are you up to speed with the new rules so you don't run afoul of the regulations?

In the months since Congress enacted this expanded coverage, a growing number of employees across all industries have faced challenges from their employers when trying to invoke these expanded rights. On the other side, many employers have found themselves facing claims of misconduct for denying eligible employees time off. Knowing the laws and understanding your rights and responsibilities before an issue arises is crucial.

Click here to read the Department of Labor guidelines modified as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. If you have issues or concerns, reach out to an employment attorney for guidance.


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