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Coronavirus (COVID-19): State and Local Leave Laws

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

This resource collects coronavirus developments related to employee leaves. It will be continually updated and added to as developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic unfold.

Covered employers may be required to provide employees job-protected leave based on federal, state or local law, and in some instances, paid sick leave or family leave to eligible workers. Among other requirements, leave laws generally specify the qualifying reasons for leave. While several of these laws already contain protections when there is a public health emergency, some jurisdictions have issued various measures such as rules, guidance and FAQs expanding and/or clarifying employees' leave rights in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including: