While the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) have dominated headlines for employers lately, local businesses should take care not to forget about the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (the Act) when evaluating employee leave requests related to the coronavirus pandemic. Though it was not enacted in response to COVID-19 and is not limited in scope to the ongoing pandemic, the Act became effective on March 15, 2020 (two weeks before the FFCRA), and it could provide paid leave to employees for a variety of COVID-19 related reasons. The list below gives a high-level summary of the circumstances for which eligible employees can take paid leave under the Act:
If you have any questions about how the Act might impact your business now or in the coming months as eligible employees continue to accrue leave under the Act, contact Jeremy Farrell at (412) 594-3938 or email.
April 16, 2020
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