Letter: Urging the Department of Labor to Ensure as Many Working People are Covered by Law

Poligon and 158 organizations sent a letter in response to the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Public Law No: 116-127, and urged the Department of Labor to consider the following recommendations as they implement the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) provisions of the
law. 

The Department should make every effort to ensure that as many working people as possible are covered by the law. Unnecessarily excluding additional working people would endanger the health of these individuals, their families, and their communities. Low-wage workers, who are often in public-facing jobs, are least likely to have access to paid sick days or paid family and medical leave, yet may be unable to afford time off without it, making it difficult to comply with government orders and public health recommendations.

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