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Workers’ rights and COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions & Common Scenarios

What sick leave might I have as a worker in Maryland?

What is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and can it help me?

Who is eligible for sick leave under the FFCRA?

For what reasons can an employee take sick leave under the FFCRA?

How much sick leave does an employee have under the FFCRA?

How much does an employee get paid when taking sick leave under the FFCRA?

What else should an employee know about FFCRA sick leave?

Did the FFCRA expand family medical leave and if so, can that help me?

Who is covered under expanded family medical leave?

How does expanded family medical leave work?

How does state law sick and safe leave interact with FFCRA?

How do I find out how many employees my employer has?

With schools and daycares closed, I can’t work because I need to be home with my kids…

My employer closed and I am laid off…

I am sick and cannot work. What can I do to make sure I still have some income?

I need to take care of a family member who is ill. What can I do to make sure I still have some income?

I have been quarantined because of exposure to COVID-19 and cannot work.

My hours have been drastically cut. Can I still get some unemployment insurance?

My claim for unemployment insurance was denied. What can I do?

My boss says I am an independent contractor, so am I eligible for any benefits?

It doesn’t seem like I’m covered under any of the above laws. What do I do?