The Labor Department’s new rule could make as much as 75% of American workers ineligible for the paid sick leave and emergency family leave provisions included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
More than 75% of American workers are at companies that qualify for exemptions from providing paid leave, effectively gutting the law’s effectiveness.
From socialized health care to a universal basic income, Republicans are lining up behind progressive policies as the coronavirus pandemic worsens.
The proposals introduced Wednesday seek to provide some relief to predominantly hourly and low-wage workers.
While some companies have stepped up to protect its workers, a Senate bill that would have required employers to give workers paid leave in a public health emergency was blocked.