Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act

H.R. 6201
Amends Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA

(Effective April 1, 2020 – Expires December 31, 2020)

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EMERGENCY FEDERAL PAID SICK LEAVE:


10 Days paid sick leave (first two weeks) taken between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020
In addition to existing California Paid Sick Leave, and/or employee negotiated sick leave. 

  • PRIVATE EMPLOYERS
  • 100% of the gross plus FICA is refundable through private employer tax credits allowed against employer’s portion of federal payroll taxes.
  • 500 or fewer employees
  • No minimum hours over the past year prior
  • In addition to existing paid sick leave
  • Must post Emergency Paid Sick Leave Notice
  • Returning employees retain original position
  • 100% Refundable tax credit (including excess)
  • No previous accrued leave use required

 

  • WHO QUALIFIES? – Illness Quarantine / Caregiver Needs
  1. Employee under quarantine/isolation order
  2. Self-quarantine ordered by healthcare provider
  3. Experiencing symptoms, seeking diagnosis
  4. Caring for an individual who is under quarantine
  5. Caring for a child under 18, due to public health emergency school or childcare closure
  6. Experiencing any other “substantially similar condition” specified by the Secretary of HHS.

 

SICK LEAVE BENEFITS*
10 Days paid sick leave, in addition to existing California paid sick leave
Reasons 1-3:  Regular-rate-of-pay, max. $511 per day and $5,110 aggregate
Reasons 4-6:  Two-thirds regular-rate-of-pay, max. $200 per day and $2,000 aggregate

Full-Time Employees
– 80 hours of Emergency Paid Sick Leave
Part-Time Employees

– Pay equal to average hours worked in two-week period, or average hours in six-month period. 



EMERGENCY PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT 

10 Weeks

  • PRIVATE EMPLOYERS
  • 100% of the gross plus FICA is refundable through private employer tax credits allowed against employers’ portion of federal payroll taxes.
  • 500 or fewer employees; small business exemption, 50 or fewer EE, and essential service providers
  • 100% Refundable tax credit (including excess)
  • Initial 10 days unpaid leave, employees may substitute vacation, personal leave or paid sick. 
  • Must post Emergency Paid Sick Leave Notice
  • Job protection: must return employee to same or equivalent position upon return. Small business exemption, fewer than 25 EE exempted if position no longer exists. Reasonable effort must be made.

 

  • WHO QUALIFIES?
  • Caregiver of child under 18
  • Unable to work, caring for a child under 18, due to public health emergency school, childcare or provider closure
  • Employed for at least 30 days prior
  • No minimum hours over the past year
  • Returning employees retain original position (25 or fewer EE exemption)

 

  • CHILD CAREGIVER BENEFITS
  • Day 11 – paid leave – $10,000 total maximum (12 weeks – payment, including emergency paid sick)
  • Full-time employees paid leave – no less than two-thirds of “regular-rate-of-pay”
  • Part-time employees paid leave – average hours worked over a six-month period
  • Max. $200 per day and $12,000 aggregate, per individual

 


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