Business are looking to get back to a sense of normalcy with all the new and changing laws for the coronavirus. Just when we think the end is in sight, a new challenge arises and more employees are needing to take EFMLA.
According to Mary Kathryn Curry, Associate at the National Law Review, the Department of Labor has had to decide on special circumstances as kids go back to school.
"If a school or place of care has moved online – where children are expected to complete assignments at home – then it is indeed considered “closed” for purposes of the FFCRA, and employers are required to provide leave to eligible employees."
As Jennifer Liu of CNBC reports,
A major benefit of this program is that, unlike filing for unemployment insurance, the Families First leave allows workers to retain their workforce attachment and, importantly during a global pandemic, their health insurance and other employer benefits.
This in addition to the end of year tax credit planning are two important reasons to obtain and use a template like our EFMLA flow.
Our customizable 5-step and thorough flow will help you facilitate the 10 additional weeks of leave accessible for those who are impacted by COVID-19 virus in specific and direct ways. It will help guide you through important documentation practices and protocols to get through this pandemic with a little less stress.
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CNBC: Parents may qualify for paid leave, unemployment if schools are closed for the fall
Parents can take this leave option so long as school and day-care locations are physically closed, even if schools are conducting virtual learning. If schools are partially reopened, you may be able to take paid leave on the days school is closed and your kids are home.
DOL: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor's (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law's paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.
National Law Review: School is Physically Closed – But Learning is On. Does FFCRA Leave Apply?
Key Update: If a school or place of care has moved online – where children are expected to complete assignments at home – then it is indeed considered “closed” for purposes of the FFCRA, and employers are required to provide leave to eligible employees.