DOL updates its Q&A re new coronavirus sick-/FMLA- leave law

The DOL has updated its Q&A regarding the new coronavirus sick-/FMLA- leaves. Added answers include:

  • Employees who are already or who become subject to layoffs/furloughs will generally not be entitled to either of these new leaves.
  • Employees who are assigned to telework are only entitled to these new leaves if they are unable to telework as a result of one of the qualifying reasons for these sick-/FMLA-leaves.
  • Employees, including teleworking employees, are entitled to intermittently take both of these new sick-/FMLA-leaves (assuming they meet one of the qualifying reasons).

Employers of fewer than 500 should review the updated Q&A immediately in its entirety.

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