HCP have to be absent from work if they get sick or need to quarantine. Allow HCPs to implement paid sick leave for reasons these reasons only.
Employers and Employer Groups
The current DOL Q and A has had a number of additions and revisions. DOL needs to mark revisions to current Q/A so that those of us who have been reading this info are clearly cued in that there has been a change in the guidance. All that is needed is a tag like this: "Revised on March 30, 2020" Or, "Added on March 28, 2020" As forms are updated - the website should clearly identify that a revised or new version... more »
Please provide clarification regarding coordination of FFCRA leaves and state paid leave benefit programs (disability, paid family leave). If an employee is eligible for both, are FFCRA leaves meant to supplement pay or replace the state benefit?
'substantially similar condition as specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services' is #6 of the qualifying reasons for leave related to COVID-19 - can you clarify the meaning of this statement?
Please explain the mechanics of applying the salary dollars for the new leave payments to payroll tax remittances after each payroll. Do we simply reduce our payment amount by the salary dollars that we can identify as pertaining to the new leave payment guidelines? Are we required to submit documented proof of those salary dollars immediately upon reducing our tax payment, or do we simply keep those details and records... more »
Looking for interpretation of the phrase "unable to telework." Our organization has provided all employees with telework capabilities and flexible schedules if needed, so wondering if we would really have to allow the sick leave or expanded family leave under the act?
Do we have to pay for Sick and Safe Leave if the employees are voluntarily going to hotspots despite the warnings to get two weeks pay?
I work with a California Licensed Home Care Organization. Competitors to our licensed In-Home Care are: Emergency Rooms, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Ambulance Rides and other currently overburdened systems. We take care of at risk, often non-weight bearing patients in home. I assure you we are healthcare providers and essential. In order for home health, hospice and home care to be able to ensure that they can continue... more »
Revise the partially paid expanded family medical leave to cover all reasons not just #5. If one has been advised by a health care provider to self-isolate due to underlying health issues, they should be able to stay out and care for themselves as long as a risk is present. Under this scenario they are self isolating and not eligible for UI.
ADEC, a nonprofit agency that provides services for individuals living with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD), respectfully request that, pursuant to the explicit authority granted to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA), Division C of the FFCRA, and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA), Division E of the FFCRA, that DOL issue regulations... more »
The DOL Q&As issued last week state an employer is under the 500-employee threshold when "at the time your employee's leave is to be taken, you employ fewer than 500 full-time and part-time employees..." Making the threshold determination as of the first day of the employee's leave is a problem for employers whose employee numbers fluctuate above and below this number (500) on a daily basis. It's a problem for the... more »
Any employee of an entity who provides health care services in the place of residence of an individual including, but not limited to nurses, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, therapy assistants, medical social workers, home health aides, home care aides, direct care workers, homemaker-home health aides, personal care attendants, hospice chaplains, home medical equipment technicians,... more »
The original regulation and the frequently asked questions released by the DOL state that the first ten days of absence due to caring for children who's school or daycare is closed indicates the leave will be the employee's regular wages, up to a maximum of $200 per day. However the document found here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave and the DOL's poster states that the first ten... more »
Our organization has been working diligently throughout this health crisis to follow the guidance of our national political and health leaders. On March 13, 2020, the President declared a National Emergency, making it effective as of March 1st. On 3/13/20 President Trump tweeted, "I fully support H.R.6201: Families First CoronaVirus Response Act, which will be voted on in the House this evening. This Bill will... more »
Please include long-term care workers, especially direct support staff in the definition of health care providers to be exempt from the expanded FMLA and new sick leave provision. Our workers provide essential, life saving services to the elderly and persons with developmental disabilities. Without this exemption our clients will be at risk losing their direct caregivers under the expanded FMLA and new sick leave provision.... more »