A. Emergency Paid Sick Leave
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is comprised of 2 parts. On part is the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA). The EPSLA allows 2 additional weeks of paid sick days Between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 for an employee who is:
- Subject to a quarantine or isolation order (Health related, not merely a shelter in place) 100% of regular pay rate up to $511 per day or $5100 overall; or,
- Advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine; or, 100% of regular pay rate up to $511 per day or $5100 overall; or,
- Has symptoms of Covid-19 and is seeking a diagnosis 100% of regular pay rate up to $511 per day or $5100 overall; or,
- Employee is caring for an individual subject to quarantine, isolation or advised to self-quarantine. 100% of regular pay rate up to $200 per day or $2000 overall; or,
- Caring for a child whose school or care provider is closed or unavailable due to Covid-19. 2/3 of regular pay rate up to $200 per day.
B. Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) 10 weeks Paid Family Medical Leave
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been temporarily expanded (until the end of December 2020) to cover leave and loss of income when an employee needs to care for children because of school or childcare closure and other leave related to COVID-19 Leave may be used for:
Care of a minor child whose school/care provider is closed or unavailable due to COVID-19.
Who may use:
Parent by virtue of biology or adoption, foster parent, legal ward, standing in loco parentis; Must have been employed at least 30 days.
- First 2 weeks unpaid (though Emergency Paid Sick Leave may cover)
- Following 10 weeks paid at ⅔ rate up to $200 per day.
- Leave may be taken intermittently
- Reinstatement (with some exceptions for employers with fewer than 25 employees)
RELIEF PROGRAMS FOR EMPLOYEES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 OR SHELTER IN PLACE
RELIEF PROGRAMS FOR EMPLOYERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19 or SHELTER IN PLACE
Employer Rights and Responsibilities
- $61 million Verdict Two Lebanese-American employees subjected to outrageous racial and ethnic discrimination and harassment.
- $20 million Verdict Former timeshare sales representative was wrongfully terminated for reporting time share fraud on the elderly.
- $6.5 million Settlement Lawsuit brought by motorcyclist severely injured in accident caused by dangerous roadway condition.
- $6 million Settlement Wrongful death car accident case filed on behalf of family of woman killed in a head-on collision when defendant's car crossed the center line.
- $4.2 million Settlement Settlement reached with City of San Francisco for teen walking in crosswalk who suffered permanent brain injury after being struck by vehicle. City officials were informed intersection was dangerous and failed to make it safer.