Florida Senate - 2021                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 2-B
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Taddeo moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 286 and 287
    4  insert:
    5         Section 3. Section 448.077, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         448.077 Retaliation due to quarantine related to COVID-19
    8  prohibited.—An employer may not terminate, demote, or retaliate
    9  against an employee who has tested positive for COVID-19 as
   10  evidenced by a valid laboratory test or who in good faith
   11  believes he or she was, or may have been, exposed to COVID-19
   12  and takes a leave of absence from the workplace for up to 14
   13  days to quarantine. If sick leave is available to an employee,
   14  the employee may use such leave for quarantining.
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   17  And the title is amended as follows:
   18         Delete line 47
   19  and insert:
   20         costs; providing for expiration; creating s. 448.077,
   21         F.S.; prohibiting an employer from terminating,
   22         demoting, or retaliating against an employee who takes
   23         a leave of absence to quarantine after testing
   24         positive for COVID-19 or after potential COVID-19
   25         exposure; authorizing an employee to use sick leave
   26         for such quarantine if sick leave is available to the
   27         employee; creating s. 112.0441,