Which employees are eligible for paid sick leave?

FAQ Answer

Full-time or part-time employees are unable to work (or telework) due to a need for leave because of one of the circumstances listed in (Q1). Unlike the FMLA expansion, there is no tenure requirement.

However, an employer of employees who are healthcare providers or emergency responders may exclude these employees. Employers appear to have the discretion to exclude health care providers and emergency responders, though this language of the statute is in tension with the delegation of rulemaking authority to the Secretary of Labor to determine such exemptions.