The Gist Of This Episode: Signed into law March 18, 2020, this legislation is for employers, and it contains a number of components that are designed to address the current coronavirus pandemic. In this episode, Rachel will explain what this legislation is so you will be ready when it goes into effect on April 2, 2020. As this is a rapidly changing situation, updates will be made as needed.
What you will learn:
An employee can take emergency paid sick leave if the employee is unable to work (even by telework) for the following reasons:
Sick Pay Calculation
Identify the reason for the leave > Use the proper formula
Reason: Quarantine or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking treatment
Pay: Regular rate of pay up to $511/day and $5110 total.
Reason: any of the other qualifying reasons
Pay: 2/3 of regular rate of pay, with cap of $200/day and $2000 total
Emergency Family and Medical Leave
An employee who qualifies for emergency family and medical leave under the FFCRA is also entitled to 12 weeks of leave under FMLA