Chesterland, OH asked in Employment Law for Ohio

Q: Is there an OSHA or PERRP policy that during a pandemic, a Doctor's note is not required for sick time?

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Neil Klingshirn
Neil Klingshirn
  • Independence, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: No.

The Coronavirus Paid Sick Leave Act requires employers to pay for sick leave and it has its own certification rules. Therefore, if you miss work for a coronavirus related reason, the Paid Sick Leave Act might dictate the documentation that you need to provide to get government refundable paid sick leave. However, if the paid sick leave is from an employer's sponsored or paid sick leave plan, then the employer can set the plan requirements and they can include a doctor's note.

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