Essential Protections During the COVID-19 Pandemic/COVID-19パンデミック時の重要な保護(English)

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Essential Protections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Wage and Hour Division is committed to protecting and enhancing the welfare of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, provide critical worker protections regarding wages and hours worked and job-protected leave during the pandemic. The resources below offer information on common issues employers and employees face during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Your pay and hours

COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers
COVID-19 and Agricultural Workers: Questions and Answers

Taking time off if you or a family member are sick

COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers

Break time for nursing mothers

Nursing Mothers and COVID-19: Questions and Answers

Helpful links

Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources
IRS Paid Sick Leave Tax Credit
HHS’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Report wage, hour and leave concerns at dol.gov/agencies/whd/contact or 1-866-487-9243.

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