Asked in Employment Law for Virginia

Q: Is time spent in a work mandated quarantine required due to work travel paid, or considered hours worked?

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Merritt James Green
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  • McLean, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: This is a complicated question because there are a number of variables. First, are you hourly or salaried employee. Next, could the leave qualify under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ( Third, are you doing any work during quarantine. Fourth, if quarantine is due to business required travel, could make argument that required quarantine also work related. Need to consider each of these factors. It is recommended that you speak with an attorney.

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