Employees and Employee Groups

Employees and Employee Groups

How can USDOL help you understand your eligibility and entitlement to 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 employees as possible? Share ideas that may assist employees in understanding their rights under the FFCRA.
(@art.oneal)

Employees and Employee Groups

SCA Contract Health and Welfare (H&W) Fringe Benefit

For Service Contract Act (SCA) contracts, an odd-numbered wage determination (WD) requires contractors to satisfy the H&W fringe benefit requirement on a "fixed cost" basis. As such, H&W fringe benefit allowances for each SCA-covered employee are calculated using all hours paid, which includes vacations, holidays and sick leave, up to 40 hours per work week (2080 hours annually). Will the H&W fringe benefit allowance... more »

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(@cathleen)

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Paid sick leave should be provided to caregivers of adults with disabilities and older adults

My name is Cathleen Small, and I'm writing on behalf of Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area. We are asking for clarification that family caregivers who need to take time to provide care for adults with disabilities and older adults because of care provider closure or unavailability of direct care workers due to COVID-19 are eligible for emergency paid sick leave under the Families First Act.

The Act provides paid... more »

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(@ragrassi)

Employees and Employee Groups

Paid sick leave for people with disabilities who have lost their usual income due to COVID-19

My name is Sean Grassi and I am a person with a disability. I am writing to ask that you clarify that" concerns related to COVID-19" include when someone has been instructed by a health care provider to self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic because of a pre-existing condition or illness. My disability puts me at high risk of complications from COVID-19 and my doctor has advised me to quarantine to avoid becoming... more »

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(@sanderson)

Employees and Employee Groups

DOL Should Issue Guidance Protecting Farmworkers

Farmworker Justice is writing in regards to the recent enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Public Law No: 116-127. The FFCRA takes steps to try to address the COVID-19 pandemic while recognizing the impact this will have on our nation's workers. Included in the FFCEA are provisions addressing the needs of workers, including emergency paid sick leave and emergency family and medical leave.... more »

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(@cannamonica)

Employees and Employee Groups

Provide protections for caregivers of medically fragile kids

I chose to "stay safe at home," to care for my three children as recommended despite my job remaining open for take out orders. I did so because my son needs a heart transplant, and is considered extremely medically fragile. The cafe I work at is frequented by many of the doctors and nurses who work at the hospital nearby, where many have now tested positive for the virus. It is not safe for me to continue to serve customers,... more »

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(@connie.ashbrook)

Employees and Employee Groups

National Taskforce on Tradeswomen's Issues

The National Taskforce on Tradeswomen's Issues is a coalition uniting the expertise and actions of local, regional and national organizations, advocates, allies and individual tradeswomen to support women in achieving access, opportunity, and equity in the construction industry, and other nontraditional occupations.

The Taskforce works to promote public policies and advocacy initiatives at the national, state and local... more »

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(@heidi.schissler)

Employees and Employee Groups

Paid sick leave for family caregivers of adults with disabilities

March 29, 2020

Kentucky Protection & Advocacy (P&A) is the federally mandated state agency that protects and promotes the human and legal rights of individuals with disabilities. We write to you today to ask for clarification that family caregivers who need to take time to provide care for adults with disabilities because of day program or care provider closure, or unavailability of direct care workers due to COVID-19... more »

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(@mscblondel)

Employees and Employee Groups

COVID-19 Paid Family

Hi There,
I am the parent of a 27 year old female who lives at home. Because of the recent virus outbreak I have had to let her aides and home health go due to close proximity contact. My daughter is 24 hour complete care, some of which includes hygiene, tube feeding, seizure control and medication. I have been home caring for her for two weeks now and I feel I should be able to be paid for this during this time of... more »

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(@mindycameron)

Employees and Employee Groups

Clarification that family caregivers to CoVid19 vulnerable children and disabled adults be included in the FFCRA

My name is Mindy Cameron and I am the Advocacy Director of Little Hercules Foundation and the mother of an 18-year-old who lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Many genetic diseases, including Duchenne, leave patients very vulnerable to life threatening and deadly outcomes from respiratory viruses like CoVid19. During a pandemic situation with community spread, it is necessary for such patients to self-isolate earlier... more »

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(@dolorescarrillo49)

Employees and Employee Groups

adapt member for S.3544 and H.R.6305

this fill up what the CARE ACT DID NOT INCLUDE the additional funding for called for by disability groups and others.To fix the paid leave provisions in the FAMILY FIRST ACT to include coverage of caretakers for adults with disabilities whose programs have closed or care workers are sick. recognition of care workers as essential personel,, so they can access PPE and other resources to keep them and those they support... more »

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