State and Local Government Officials
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?
In Section 5102(a) of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act please define "Emergency Responder." Such a definition would clarify e.g. whether "Emergency Responder" includes dispatchers; whether it means the same as first responder. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
I read that public employers are exempt from any tax credits for additional emergency leave. Given this can someone confirm if we are still required to provide the 80 hours emergency leave (FT) and 12 weeks paid leave (1st two weeks unpaid & 2/3 pay after that)?
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.
Does the 500 employee limit apply to state governmental entities? We have far more than 500.
when "days" are indicated - as in "an employee who has worked for at least 30 days" are those calendar days or work days?
10-day waiting period - 10 calendar days can be assumed?
Is the public health emergency FMLA leave part of an employee's regular entitlement to 12 weeks of protected leave? So if an employee has already used some/all of their FMLA entitlement already then they would not be eligible?
There should be stimulus for the unemployed as well as the employed. There also needs to be stimulus for those are disabled, elderly, and homeless. All are being affected.
Can you please define covered employers further and confirm whether this law applies to all local governments? The DOL web page refers to "certain" governmental entities. We need to know if all of our municipal league members must adhere to this law. Thank you!
Process around signs ans symptoms, when to begin leave and intermittent leave
Any small and midsize business that qualifies for the exemption of mandatory paid leave to employees due to COVID-19, and voluntarily complies to provide paid leave, should be entitled to the same tax credits as those that are required to comply.
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?