Employers and Employer Groups

Employers and Employer Groups

How can USDOL help you understand and meet your obligations to provide expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA? What compliance assistance guidance, resources, or tools would help you most? How can we reach as many employers as possible? Share ideas that may assist employers in understanding and meeting their responsibilities under the FFCRA.
(@rcrice)

Employers and Employer Groups

Q&A - Identify newly added Q/A or Revised Q/A

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 »

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(@dtaylor)

Employers and Employer Groups

Payroll Tax Credit

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 »

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(@damon.dimaria)

Employers and Employer Groups

Include Home Care Aides in the definition of "Health Care Providers"

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 »

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(@smr)

Employers and Employer Groups

EFML

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.

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(@peatec)

Employers and Employer Groups

Families First Coronavirus Response Act" ("FFCRA")

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 »

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(@pollyreynolds)

Employers and Employer Groups

In-House Counsel

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 »

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(@kathleen.evanina)

Employers and Employer Groups

Home Health administrator

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 »

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(@bostrem)

Employers and Employer Groups

Vice President

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 »

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(@kthomas)

Employers and Employer Groups

Effective date

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 »

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(@gbeanblossom)

Employers and Employer Groups

Executive Director

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 »

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