COVID-19 and Labour Law: U.S.

Richard Bales


This article summarizes new laws in the U.S. enacted during the covid-19 pandemic to protect workers and address the profound economic impact the pandemic has caused. The initial U.S. response to the pandemic was highly fragmented, taking place primarily at the state and local levels. In late March two federal statutes were enacted to provide extended unemployment benefits, help struggling businesses, and provide sick leave. Myriad legal questions remain unanswered.


Covid-19; Labour Law; Unemployment benefits; Sick leave

DOI: 10.6092/issn.1561-8048/10807


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