Congress recently passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which will be effective April 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.
A summary of the act follows. Please keep in mind, during this time of emergency, legislation is being quickly passed, and must remains to be deciphered by counsel. The following is a very general guide, provided by the US Department of Labor (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave). It is provided for general informational purposes only, and not intended to be, nor should it be considered, legal advice.
Expanded Paid Sick Leave (at 100% pay)
“Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees may qualify for exemption from the requirement to provide leave due to school closings or child care unavailability if the leave requirements would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern.”
Expanded Paid Sick Leave (at 66% pay)
We will continue to provide COVID-19 related updates as they become available.
The preceding is provided for general informational purposes only, and not intended to constitute legal advice.