Nashville resolution would encourage paid sick leave amid COVID-19

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Several resolutions will be making their way through Metro Council in Nashville.

On the agenda Tuesday include resolutions about paid sick leave, business taxes and rental property.

Resolution RS2020-327 encourages private businesses to immediately give its employees at least 80 hours of paid sick leave to be used to time off relating to coronavirus, whether the employee becomes infected, is caring for someone with the virus or has been asked to self-quarantine. It also goes on record asking Tennessee's General Assembly to repeal statutes that prevent the Metropolitan Government from requiring private employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.

ResolutionRS2020-308requests credit of property and business taxes paid in advance or coming due for any businesses that's been unable to operate due to government regulations amid COVID-19.

ResolutionRS2020-329would request Congress to provide direct rental housing assistance for people impacted by COVID-19.

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