State and Local Government Officials

State and Local Government Officials

For state and local governments that have introduced or enacted legislation providing expanded family and medical leave to those affected by COVID-19, how have those government officials communicated the new requirements to employers and employees? What outreach strategies have been successful?
(@clisauskas)

State and Local Government Officials

Clarificiation for State/Local Government

Does the Emergency FMLA pay portion of the Act apply to State/Local Governmental Employers? How does the tax exempt/tax credit work for these employers? Is it both the employee and employer portion of OASDI tax (social security) that is exempt? Is it something that can done through payroll or does it need to be taken as a credit on the 941? If employers pay higher than the daily cap, would any additional pay be considered... more »

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(@rhondacoffey)

State and Local Government Officials

Effective date questions

If this Act doesn't go into effect until 4/2, what happens to the employees missing work now? Do we go back and pay them, or just wait until after 4/2?

 

When does the re-reimbursement start?

 

What type of proof will we need to provide to the government to get re-reimbursed?

 

What happens to the employee who chooses to self-isolate out of fear, but was not directed to?

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(@akegler)

State and Local Government Officials

Paid Emergency Leave for Police & Fire

The current legislation provides 80 hours of paid emergency leave to full-time employees. While this is manageable for the traditional full-time employees on an administrative schedule (80 hours), it does not provide for full shifts for Police and Fire who typically work 12 and or 24 hour shifts. Will there be any clarification to the hours provided for Police and Fire? Will the clarification define who is included... more »

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(@lindsey.langhans)

State and Local Government Officials

Providing Direction on Employee Cap

We are in agriculture and employ several hundred seasonal employees. Currently our employee count is under 500 (and is for most of the year) but in a few weeks may be over 500. Last year our W2 count was over 500. Do we qualify? Providing clarification on this would be much appreciated.

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(@mcoury)

State and Local Government Officials

FFCRA: Local Govt. Tax Credits; Emergency Responders; Leave Entitlement

As I understand FFCRA, why would Public entities be excluded from the Federal tax credit offered to Private entities? Unlike many private businesses, local government must remain open and provide continued services to our communities. We are doing so with a drastic decrease in City revenues (i.e. beach fees; parking fees; cruise ship fees; hotel and lodging taxes; meal/beverage taxes, etc.) and we must maintain a balanced... more »

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(@julied)

State and Local Government Officials

Paid Leave under the Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act

Employer is to provide 10 weeks of paid leave at not less than two-thirds of an employee's regular rate of pay. Can the employer require the employee to use any available accrued paid leave first and once accrued leave is exhausted provide additional paid leave to meet the 10 week requirement?

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