Lawmakers seek ‘Bill of Rights’ for essential workers

Washington — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) have introduced a proposal to establish extra protections for workers considered essential in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, part of what the lawmakers call an “Essential Workers Bill of Rights” to be included in any potential upcoming coronavirus relief measures from Congress.
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COVID-19 pandemic: Trump signs emergency paid sick leave bill into law

Washington — Employers with fewer than 500 employees, as well as all government employers, must provide 80 hours of emergency paid sick leave to full-time workers who are in quarantine as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, seeking diagnosis or preventive care for the illness, or caring for affected family members, under legislation signed into law March 18 by President Donald Trump.
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