Well, did you like paid sick leave or did you not? I imagine that depends on your perspective. Workers will point to the fact that the government fully reimbursed private employers for the mandatory sick leave.
As employers are well aware, the Families First Act Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was enacted earlier this year to provide paid and partially paid leave to a massive swath of eligible employees working for businesses with fewer than 500 workers. The law provides for up to 80 hours of paid sick leave for employees who are diagnosed with COVID-19, experiencing symptoms and seeking a diagnosis, or advised by a healthcare provider to self-quarantine.
Updated on April 24, 2020.