WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Amid the coronavirus outbreak, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pushing an emergency paid sick leave bill.
Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat, is one of the sponsors.
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The bill would require employers to allow workers to gradually earn seven days of paid sick leave. It would also require an additional 14 days immediately at the beginning of a public health emergency like the coronavirus.
The paid sick days would even cover when a person’s child’s school is closed.