Q: Should I get paid if my employer asks me to stay home until my wife’s corona test comes back and is negative?
I asked if I needed to submit any documentation after their answer was “you will get paid regularly as far as I know”
A: The answer to this question may depend on the size of your employer and what your employer does. Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, if you employer has less than 500 but more than 50 employees and is NOT a healthcare-related company, and you are quarantined pursuant to the advice of a doctor, then you are eligible for two weeks of paid leave.
However, even if you don't qualify under this Act, your employer could still decide to give you paid leave during this time on its own. Are you still performing work while you're at home? If so, you should be compensated for this time. If not, your employer could still provide you paid leave; you should reach out to your HR department to get more information regarding how and whether you will be paid during this time.
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