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Q: Hello, I recently got covid. My job did not pay me, although I am a full-time employee. Is there anything I can do?

I'm not qualified for paid sick days until I complete a year with the company. I've been with them for a total of 9 months.

William S 'Bill'Hommel Jr
William S 'Bill'Hommel Jr answered on Nov 19, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires employers up to 500 employees to provide paid sick leave if you contract the virus. If you have been with the company for at least 30 days prior to taking the leave, you should qualify for the paid leave.

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Q: Can your boss require you to do work for all his multiple business entities but only pay you for one?

Wife is also attorney and I am required to do legal work for her but am only getting paid by his business. I was hired as a "secretary" only.

William S 'Bill'Hommel Jr
William S 'Bill'Hommel Jr answered on Nov 19, 2020

Generally speaking, you are required to be paid for all hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act. If you are working hours for which you are not receiving pay, you can file a complaint with the Department of Labor or contact a local wage and hour attorney for help.

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Q: My wife works at a large hospital scheduling appt.'s. Can they force her to screen incoming patients for Covid-19?

She is concerned about contracting the virus and endangering her children and elderly parents. Her job roles only include interaction with patients at check-in from behind protective glass with a mask and scheduling appointments over the phone. No additional compensation is offered and if she... Read more »

William S 'Bill'Hommel Jr
William S 'Bill'Hommel Jr answered on Nov 19, 2020

If an employee contracts the virus or is seeking a diagnosis regarding whether they have the virus, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires employers with up to 500 employees to provide paid sick leave for any time off taken up to 12 weeks. It sounds as though your wife works for a... Read more »

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