What Are Your Employee Rights During COVID-19 ?

What Are Your Employee Rights During COVID-19 ?

Immigration Law
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Working from home is the safest way to work during the pandemic, but not everyone has that option. Many essential workers cannot work from home. "Food servers, cashiers and truck drivers" are just some of the service workers who "cannot perform their essential duties from home". This leaves them with a limited ability to protect themselves from exposure to the coronavirus. With new legsilation, like the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), options are opening up for those working through the COVID-19 pandemic. This act creates the opportunity for workers to access "free coronavirus screening, paid leave and enhanced unemployment insurance benefits for some people affected by COVID-19". For more detailed information on your options, continue reading CNBC's article "Can you be fired for working from home?" by Abigail Hess.