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March 31, 2020

ROI-NJ: Ask the Experts - Do employees have to use PTO if they can't work?

Employment attorney, Margaret O'Rourke Wood, was featured in an ROI-NJ Q&A posing the question, "Would employees be obliged to use their personal time off or vacation days if they can't work for a period of time?"

She responds, "The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides for two forms of paid leave. First, employees are now eligible to receive up to 80 hours of paid sick time if they are unable to work due to various COVID-19 related reasons. The law also provides for paid leave under the 'Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.' That portion of the bill permits employees to take 12 weeks of leave if the employee is unable to work (or telework) due to the closure of their minor child's school or day care."

To read the full article, please visit ROI-NJ's website.