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NJ Covid laws regarding leaves of absence

No-QuarterNo-Quarter Nothing To FearBut Fear ItselfRegistered User regular
Is anyone here familiar with the laws regarding elderly workers taking a leave of absence?

This is in NJ. My mother is 75 and works for a public school district. She's obviously at risk, and preliminary research shows a few options. The main issue seems to be if she can be given the direction to quarantine by a "health care provider" which is basically her doctor.

I don't think she would need longer than a month, because by then, the school will either have closed down again, or the precautions put forward are working.

https://www.foxrothschild.com/publications/covid-19-leaves-of-absence-how-to-guides-for-large-and-small-employers-in-nj/

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    zepherinzepherin Russian warship, go fuck yourself Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    No-Quarter wrote: »
    Is anyone here familiar with the laws regarding elderly workers taking a leave of absence?

    This is in NJ. My mother is 75 and works for a public school district. She's obviously at risk, and preliminary research shows a few options. The main issue seems to be if she can be given the direction to quarantine by a "health care provider" which is basically her doctor.

    I don't think she would need longer than a month, because by then, the school will either have closed down again, or the precautions put forward are working.

    https://www.foxrothschild.com/publications/covid-19-leaves-of-absence-how-to-guides-for-large-and-small-employers-in-nj/
    In non covid times for non medical reasons, they can hire someone else to fill the spot and they are not required to rehire the person taking a leave of absence.
    Also if the person is absent because of a medical reason they can go on FMLA and have their job preserved, if a few requirements were met.

    For the time of covid, FMLA hasn’t been battletested for non infection quarantine. IE preventative quarantine.

    Honestly there isn’t clear policy on this and it may verge into ask a lawyer territory.

    After some research, according to the DOL it is not protected.
    https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/pandemic#q3

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    MaguanoMaguano Registered User regular
    assuming she's covered under the local school union, these rules should apply to her https://www.njea.org/covid-19-related-family-leave-under-federal-law/ (source Mrs Maguano is a teacher in NJ)

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    No-QuarterNo-Quarter Nothing To Fear But Fear ItselfRegistered User regular
    @Maguano She's not technically part of the union as she is only a paraprofessional.

    I did speak with the admin, and she would be covered under FMLA with a doctor's note. They said she would retain benefits, but no pay. My. Rother and I are trying to figure it out.

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