When the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on December 31, 2020, COVID-19-related leave was no longer assured for many employees throughout the United States unless another law, like the Family and Medical Leave Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act, applies. Jurisdictions that have COVID-19-related leave laws (such as the District of Columbia and certain California municipalities), however, will continue to grant time off to eligible employees.

D.C.’s COVID-19-leave laws took effect on March 11, 2020, and are set to expire on March 31, 2021. In 2020, employers subject to both the FFCRA and these D.C. laws generally fulfilled their D.C. COVID-19 leave obligations when they provided FFCRA leave to covered employees. Now, employers with workers in D.C. should ensure they provide D.C. COVID-19 leave to covered employees who need it. For further discussion of D.C.’s COVID-19 leave laws, please see our full article.

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Teresa Wright is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is a contributor to the Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog. Ms. Wright has handled jury trials and other litigation involving discrimination, harassment, the Americans with Disabilities…

Teresa Wright is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is a contributor to the Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog. Ms. Wright has handled jury trials and other litigation involving discrimination, harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination. She also counsels management regarding employment issues, including disability, accommodation and leave management; employee discipline and termination; preparation of personnel policies and handbooks; investigation of employee misconduct; management training; and preventing unlawful harassment.

Learn more about Ms. Wright on the Jackson Lewis website.