Coronavirus relief act promised two weeks of paid leave for COVID-19. Here’s the reality.

By Sophie Kasakove

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“This is the challenge of our country’s continued failure to enact a national paid leave law or paid sick days law— that this is being done in a pandemic makes it hard to really create the comprehensive coverage you need, and do the awareness campaign so that workers know what their rights are,” said Tanya Goldman, a policy analyst at The Center for Law and Social Policy, a national nonprofit. “This DOL has really completely failed in its education and public outreach to ensure that people understand their rights.”

 

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