As Chain Restaurants Ask For Government Bail-Outs, Most Refuse To Bail Out Sick Hourly Employees

By Tara Nurin

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President Trump has signed an emergency restaurant rescue bill into a law called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Pronita Gupta, of the Center for Law and Social Policy, called the act an important first step on the ROC United call, including “being the first time Congress has required federal paid leave for private sector workers.”

The paid leave lasts for up to ten days and applies to workers who are seeking medical attention for COVID-19 or caring for either someone subject to a quarantine or isolation order or a child who’s home from school because of the mandatory closures. 

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