H.R.6220 - Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] (Introduced 03/12/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/12/2020 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6220 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/12/2020)
Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act
This bill provides employees with up to 12 weeks paid leave for a qualifying purpose during a public-health emergency with respect to the coronavirus (i.e., the virus that causes COVID-19). Specifically, an employee may use such leave if the employee is
- ordered or recommended to self-quarantine by a government official or health care provider,
- caring for a family member who has been ordered or recommended to self-quarantine, or
- caring for the employee's child because the child's school or child-care provider is closed.
Public health emergency leave is not available to employees who work an intermittent or reduced work schedule. An employee may substitute available accrued leave for public health emergency leave, but an employer may not require an employee to make such substitution.