The FFCRA includes an expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
For qualifying employers, up to 12 weeks of leave must be provided to employees that qualify under this act. A qualifying need is defined as an employee who is unable to work or telework because the employee needs leave to care for a son or daughter under age 18 whose school or place of care has closed or whose childcare provider is unavailable, because of an emergency with respect to COVID-19 declared by a federal, state, or local authority.
The U.S. Department of Labor has released a fact sheet for employees, a fact sheet for employers, and FAQs related to this bill.
The DOL has also released a new poster mandated by the FFCRA to be posted in locations where other employee notices are placed.
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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