State and Local Leave/Telework Developments

Stay up-to-date on State and Local leave/telework developments.


March 30, 2020

Issue/Effective Date
Issued 3/2020
California Paid Sick Leave: FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office
  Issued 3/24/2020
San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: San Francisco Paid Sick Leave & The Coronavirus
  Announced 3/16/2020
San Francisco Worker and Families First Paid Sick Leave Program:FAQs and Step-by-Step Guide for Employers
  Issued 3/17/2020
Emeryville’s Paid Sick Leave Law:Guidance
Colorado Effective 3/11/2020
Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay Rules and Guidance
Connecticut Effective 3/23/2020 - 4/22/2020
Executive Order instructing employers to implement telework procedures and Business Exemptions for Coronavirus – Executive Order 7H
Delaware Issued 3/16/2020
FAQs on telecommuting, paid leave, and other topics related to COVID-19
District of Columbia
Effective 3/11/2020 - 6/15/2020
COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020: modifies eligibility rules for paid family and medical leave; provides “declaration of emergency” leave
Massachusetts Issued 3/25/2020
Massachusetts Earned Sick Time FAQs
  Effective 3/24/2020 - 4/6/2020
Executive Order encourages employers to operate through remote work arrangements
Minnesota Issued 3/18/2020
Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance FAQs
  Issued 3/20/2020
Duluth Earned Sick and Safe Time OrdinanceFAQs
Mississippi Issued 3/16/2020
Executive Order provides paid leave for state and local government employees due to COVID-19
New Jersey
Effective 3/21/2020
Executive Order requires employers to accommodate telework or work-from-home arrangements where practicable
  Issued 3/16/2020
Earned Sick Leave, Temporary Disability, and Family Leave Insurance: Guidance
  Effective 3/20/2020
New law protects employees taking leave during state of emergency due to COVID-19 
New York
Effective 3/22/2020
Executive Order requires employers to utilize telework procedures
  Effective 3/18/2020
New law and guidance on paid leave for employees/dependents subject to mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19
Oregon Effective 3/25/2020
Executive Order requires employers to facilitate telework
  Effective 3/18/2020 - 9/13/2020
Temporary Administrative Order allows certain employees to take family leave to care for children whose school or place of care has been closed due to public health emergency.
Pennsylvania Announced 3/20/2020
Philadelphia’s Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Act guidance on using sick leave for COVID-19 purposes
  Effective 3/15/2020
Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act guidelines and FAQs
Texas Effective 4/1/2020
Dallas Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance guidance on effective dates and enforcement
Vermont Issued 3/24/2020
FAQ includes telework and leave guidance
Washington Effective 3/17/2020
New law allows state employees to use shared leave when quarantined due to COVID-19
  Effective 3/2020
Guidance on paid sick leave law
   Effective 3/18/2020
Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time updated FAQs

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