Updated Covid Employment Laws, paid medical leave.
Yes, your employer may require you to get a vaccine in order to return to work or you may be laid off and/or terminated.
Exception and/or Accommodation are not automatic, employees must take action to get the accommodation approved and submit documentation.
If you need help with requesting an accommodation and/or you have been terminated/ retaliated against for requesting an accommodation, speak to an employment lawyer.
All employees are immediately covered regardless of the length of employment and who can’t work at their office nor telework due to:
If you’re a full-time employee:
Please contact an employment lawyer to discuss if your case qualifies for medical leave or if your medical leave is denied or if you have been retaliated against or terminated due to your request for medical leave. You must try and document your request for medical leave in writing and with proof such as doctor notes, diagnosis, documents showing closing of schools and daycares, etc.
Update 04-03-2020 - Anyone arrested for violating isolation orders will be held without bond.
Update 04-01-2020 - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issues Stay At Home order taking effect midnight April 2nd, 2020 and will last for 30 days. Exception for Essential Services and Activities.
Update 03-22-2020 -To take immediate advantage of the paid leave credits, businesses can retain and access funds that they would otherwise pay to the IRS in payroll taxes. If those amounts are not sufficient to cover the cost of paid leave, employers can seek an expedited advance from the IRS by submitting a streamlined claim form that will be released next week. The Department of Labor will release “simple and clear” criteria for businesses with fewer than 50 employees to apply for exemptions from the leave provisions related to school and childcare closures, and there will be a 30-day non-enforcement period for businesses making a reasonable effort.
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