Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Attorney Pens Op-Ed on COVID-19 Paid Leave Law

May 18, 2020

As Texas reopens, most workers who cannot work remotely are understandably worried about their health and safety. Some do not know whether it’s better to stay home for the health of their families, or go back to work to keep their job and pay for necessities.

While hardly perfect, new COVID-19 leave laws give workers the right to paid COVID-19 time off if they’re told to quarantine, if they’re taking care of a sick family member or child whose school is closed, or if a child care provider is unavailable because of COVID-19.

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