How to handle employee leave during the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge. If you were an employer forced to close, your employees are eligible to utilize accrued paid benefits and can apply for unemployment. Via this link is a chart provided by the NJ Dept of Labor that provides helpful information regarding leave that may be available for your employees. The federal FMLA and earned sick leave pay was summarized in our last alert, which can be found here.
If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the Employment and Labor Practice Group at Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP: Thomas N. Ryan Esq. (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ursula H. Leo, Esq. (email@example.com), or Nicole C. Tracy, Esq. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our attorneys can also be reached by phone at (973) 729-1880.