Episode 111 on the Business Bites Podcast
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:
- What businesses this applies to (yes it applies to you!)
- How do employees qualify
- How much do you have to pay
- Are there any exemptions
- and more!
An employee can take emergency paid sick leave if the employee is unable to work (even by telework) for the following reasons:
- experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis
- federal, state or governmental quarantine or isolation/shelter in place order related to COVID-19
- caring for a son or daughter whose school or place of care is closed, or whose child care provider is unavailable, due to COVID-19 precautions
- advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine because of COVID-19
- care giving for an individual under quarantine/isolation/shelter in place order or self-quarantine
- experiencing any other substantially similar conditions specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services
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
EXPAND TO READ EPISODE TRANSCRIPTS
- Epi 45: 1099 versus W2 – may not be what YOU THINK!
- Epi 106: Sustaining Your Business During an Illness
- Epi 110: Legal Impact of COVID-19 on Your Business
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