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EXCAVATION COMPANY PAYS BACK WAGES AFTER DENYING EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE FOR EMPLOYEE IN CORONAVIRUS SELF-QUARANTINE
“The outcome of this investigation reminds all employers to review their responsibilities under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Nicole Sellers in Austin, Texas. “We encourage employers and employees to call us for assistance to learn the requirements under the new law and to use our educational online tools to avoid violations like those found in this case.”STOCK
HUTTO, TEXAS – ProDirt Services LLC has now paid it’s employee $1680.00 in back wages after first refusing and denying the claim. It was found that a healthcare provider instructed the employee to self-quarantine for COVID-19 potential exposures.
U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division (WHD) states that ProDirt Services had violated the Emergency Paid Sick Leave ACT (EPSLA). ProDirt denying the employees request when a health care provider recommended the quarantine due to the employees family member being exposed violated the Act.
Learn more about the laws enforced by WHD online, or call 866-4US-WAGE.
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