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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) could change your obligations under the law if workers are still employed as of April 1, 2020.

The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The new paid leave provision will apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020.

Am I an Eligible Employee?

Private sector employers are only required to comply with the FFCRA if they have fewer than 500 employees. If your company falls into this category, you are eligible for up to two weeks of full or partial sick leave for reasons related to COVID-19. Certain public sector employees will also qualify.

What Are Qualifying Reasons For Leave Under FFCRA?

You can take leave if you are unable to work, including working virtually, for several reasons related to COVID-19. Click the poster below for the six qualifying reasons for leave according to the United States Department of Labor:

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

What About Part-Time Employees?

All part-time employees can qualify for FFCRA but are limited to the number of hours they are usually scheduled to work. If you are a part-time employee, you are eligible for paid leave according to the equivalent hours you’d work during a two-week period.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers. U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved 27 March 2020 from www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions.

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