McDonald's, Marriott Franchises Didn't Pay COVID-19 Sick Leave. That was Illegal.
Lucie Joseph started to feel sick on April 28 as she rang up customers at a Shell gas station in Delray Beach, Florida.
Joseph said her boss wouldn’t give her time off without a doctor’s note. But the owner of the gas station, Sun Gas Marketing and Petroleum, didn’t offer her health insurance, so she didn’t go to the doctor. Joseph, a single mother with a 10-year-old son, kept working — seven more shifts over 10 days.
Joseph’s symptoms worsened, so she decided to get tested for COVID-19. On May...