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Beginning April 1, 2020, many employers must provide eligible employees with paid leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. However, small businesses may qualify for an exemption to certain leave requirements. Here are the highlights from the DOL:

  • An employer must have fewer than 50 employees and the leave must be needed due to a school closing or childcare unavailability.
  • An employer must also determine that the leave would put its business at risk. The DOL has provided guidance on this requirement.
  • According to the DOL, there are three ways for determining whether the leave jeopardizes a business.

 

Small employers should review the DOL’s guidance to determine whether they would qualify for an exemption for the paid leave requirements.

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