Which employers are covered under paid sick leave?

FAQ Answer

Private, individual and public businesses are eligible with some exclusions:

  1. Private entity or individual with fewer than 500 employees are subject to the statute.
  2. Public agency or any other entity that is not a private entity or individual, with 1 or more employees

The Secretary of Labor has authority to:

  1. exclude certain healthcare providers and emergency responders
  2. small employers with fewer than 50 employees where the added expense would jeopardize the business.

Under certain circumstances, the requirement to restore employees to their employment will not apply to businesses with fewer than 25 employees.