New York State Sues Trump Administration Over Coronavirus Response

The state attorney general of New York filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, alleging that the Administration’s coronavirus response puts too strict of a limit on paid sick leave for workers who are negatively impacted by the disease, as reported by Reuters.

The far-left Letitia James (D-N.Y.) filed the suit despite other New York state officials, including Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.), recently praising President Trump for his response and cooperation with the state. The lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Department of Labor, claiming without evidence that the DOL has been acting in a way that “conflicts with the plain language and purpose” of the latest coronavirus relief package passed by Congress.

Included in the law is a provision that paid sick leave be provided to all workers who either are infected with the virus themselves, or must care for sick relatives. However, the New York lawsuit claims that the DOL recently announced a rule that allows employers to not pay sick leave “if the employer determines there is no work for an employee.”

The lawsuit, filed in a Manhattan federal court, is currently seeking a court order blocking the DOL rule.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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