Effective April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides eligible employees the following benefits under specific conditions related to COVID-19, if they are unable to work or unable to work remotely:
Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act
- Up to two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave when the employee is unable to work or remote work because the employee is quarantined or has a bona fide need to care for an individual subject to quarantine (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order, or advice of a health care provider), experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis, and/or to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.
Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act
- Up to an additional 12 weeks of expanded family and medical leave by adding a new reason to qualify for Family and Medical Leave Act of which 10 weeks are paid and when an employee, who has been employed for at least 30 calendar days, is unable to work or work remotely due to a bona fide need for leave to care for a child whose school or childcare provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.