The bill aims to give paid leave to workers who did not have it and extend paid leave for workers who only got a few days.
ADADThe new law grants two weeks of paid sick leave at 100 percent of the person’s normal salary, up to $511 per day.
Employers with 500 or fewer workers have to provide paid sick leave and family leave: Small and midsize companies are required to provide two weeks of paid sick leave and up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave for employees affected by the coronavirus who have worked at the company for at least a month.
The House capped paid sick leave at $511 per day and paid family leave at $200 per day.
Currently, 12.6 million of those workers have no paid sick leave at all, and 30.5 million have no paid family leave, according to the Center for American Progress.