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Updated: States Making Changes to Employee Leave Requirements Due to COVID-19

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Revised May 4, 2021

Many states have passed laws and issued new guidance and rules about employee leave taken for COVID-19 reasons. These provisions are in addition to the paid employee leave required by the Families First Coronavirus Act passed back in March.

The new laws and regulations vary per state. Key features include the length and purpose of leave, eligibility requirements, and leave compensation.

Employers should be alert to the following actions on the state level:

  • Guidance on the application of existing laws and rules on COVID-19 circumstances
  • New employee leave laws and regulations
  • Rules on employee leave and changes to existing laws

Download the bulletin to see which states had already made updates to their requirements.

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This blog is intended to be a compilation of information and resources pulled from federal, state, and local agencies. This is not intended to be legal advice. For up to the minute information and guidance on COVID-19, please follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local health organizations.


National Insurance Services is not a law firm and no opinion, suggestion, or recommendation of the firm or its employees shall constitute legal advice. Readers are advised to consult with their own attorney for a determination of their legal rights, responsibilities and liabilities, including the interpretation of any statute or regulation, or its application to the readers’ business activities.

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Denise Yanny

Denise Yanny

Denise Yanny is always looking out for her client’s best interests. Her background in benefit and claim administration makes her a trusted advocate who can help solve problems and tackle the important issues. She enjoys traveling and meeting her customers in face-to-face visits. As Account Manager for National Insurance Services, Denise works with schools, cities, and counties on their employee benefits, benefit communication, and wellness plans. She helps employees and employers answer policy-related questions, resolve employee claim issues with carriers, and assists with employee or insurance committee meetings. Denise is a licensed insurance agent with a Group Benefits Disability Specialist (GBDS) designation.