Who qualifies for coronavirus paid sick leave under new federal law?

Source: James F. Peltz, Los Angeles Times (Paid Registration)

The federal government’s emergency coronavirus relief law includes paid sick leave benefits for American employees at small to midsize organizations who have to take time off because of the spreading virus.

Under the new law, qualified employees include those who have COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus; who are in quarantine; who are caring for a family member affected by the virus—that is, a relative who has COVID-19, is subject to a government quarantine or has been advised by a doctor to self-quarantine; or who are caring for children whose schools or day care centers have closed. Firms paying the sick leave would be reimbursed with federal tax credits.

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