Orange, TX asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: I contracted covid and was out of work. I want to know about the ffc act Trump put out for employees who test positive.

Do you have to have PTO or are they supposed to still pay you.

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Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer

A: The mandatory provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act expired on December 31, 2020. Therefore, if you contracted COVID-19 and were out of work after that date, then your employer would not be required to provide paid sick leave under the Act. However, if this occurred in 2020, then assuming your employer has less than 500 employees, they would have been required to make 80 hours of paid sick leave available if you are a full-time employee. For part-time employees, employers must make available the equivalent of the average number of hours scheduled over two weeks.

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