Do You Qualify For Paid Sick Leave Due To Covid-19?
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply through December 31, 2020. Generally, the Act provides that employees of covered employers are eligible for:
Two weeks of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis; or,
Two weeks of paid sick leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay because the employee is unable to work because of a bona fide need to care for an individual subject to quarantine, or to care for a child under 18 years of age whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19, or,
Up to an additional 10 weeks of paid expanded family and medical leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay where an employee, who has been employed for at least 30 calendar days, is unable to work due to a need for leave to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.
For additional information concerning the benefits allowed under the FFCRA or any other employment matter, please telephone or email Christopher Taylor at (626) 219-6008 or visit the Taylor Labor Law, PC website at www.taylorlaborlaw.com.