The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) includes provisions that help employers provide paid sick leave to employees.
Starting 4/2/20, and subject to some limitations and exceptions, employers with fewer than 500 employees must provide both paid and unpaid public health agency emergency leave to certain employees through December 31, 2020. Many of these payments will be eligible for payroll tax credits to offset the costs.
Some important points:
The U.S. Department of Labor has released a fact sheet for employees, a fact sheet for employers, and FAQs related to this bill.
Bill Krizner from The Krizner Group has provided a template to document employees requesting leave under the sick pay portion of this statute.
Further guidance will be forthcoming. If you have any questions about qualifying for the tax credit, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
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