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.
(@afishel)

Employees and Employee Groups

Will FMLA leave previously taken within the past year count against taking expanded leave?

I am the Founder and Executive Director of the Gender Equality Law Center based in NYC. I along with several dozen workers rights groups are trying to find out for answers about this emergency FMLA benefit to provide answers to our workers. Will the new Emergency FMLA leave will provide a a new period of time to protect workers need to remain home to provide childcare? In other words, will an employee who has taken... more »

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(@casey.jobson)

Employees and Employee Groups

Step by Step instruction with examples

As this is new territory for all, it would be nice to have specific examples for employers on how to handle each situation that needs to be covered. While every situation is circumstantial, it would be nice to have a guide for all 6 items and how it should be handled and what that employee should be paid.

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(@abrackbill)

Employees and Employee Groups

Need Clarification on the Issue of Teleworkers with Infant Children

Are there provisions in the FFCRA for people who are technically "able" to telework a full day but who have very young/infant children in their homes who require near-constant care and attention? As a father of a four month old child, it is difficult to balance a full day of telework with caring for my infant. But it seems that I would not be able to take any time off under the provisions of the FFCRA as I am an exempt... more »

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(@cjharris)

Employees and Employee Groups

Healthcare providers - Healthcare Workers defined

Will the DOL use the same definition to identify Healthcare Providers as it did to identify healthcare workers in July 2009 –

Hospitals and other institutions "primarily engaged in the care of the sick, the aged, or the mentally ill" are covered employers under Section 3(s)(1)(B) of the FLSA. Thus, hospitals, residential care establishments, skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities,... more »

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(@acampbell)

Employees and Employee Groups

Paid Sick Leave / FMLA for Employees who can Telework

The state in which a majority of our workers are from, has shut down schools and child care centers for the next few weeks (and this began a couple of weeks previous). One of our key employees, who currently has been working remotely, would like to go on this FMLA leave on April 2nd due to their children being home. Would they even qualify since they are able to telework, or do they qualify under the premise that because... more »

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(@meg08011)

Employees and Employee Groups

Confirm relationship regarding standard FMLA

Can there be more clarification regarding employees who have already taken the maximum 12 weeks of regular FMLA (for birth of a child) within the last 12 months and if they are still able to qualify for the expanded family and medical leave so that they can take care of said child who cannot go to daycare because it is closed due to COVID-19.

 

Thank you

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(@dstacey94)

Employees and Employee Groups

All employers

I like the Families First paid leave with one exception. I do not think large employers should be excluded. I work for a large employer and we have many employees that do not have any paid time off available. While we are being lenient this will not make up wages that these employees need to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads.

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(@jonesy)

Employees and Employee Groups

Part Telework?

Our office is set up to where we can work remotely which I am currently doing since school is shut down until Mid April- (as of now). I am working remotely while watching my two kids since I do not have available childcare. However, this schedule is not sustainable as my children need someone to keep their minds active and ensure they get physical exercise and not just watch TV all day. With this, if school gets cancelled... more »

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(@john54)

Employees and Employee Groups

USPS employees

The Federal Employee Rights poster states that " Federal employees covered under Title I of the FMLA can receive 10 additional weeks of expanded family and medical leave for reason #5 below, up to $200 daily and $12,000 total." Fedsmith states that "Title I coverage applies to certain limited federal employees, including Employees of the U.S. Postal Service and the Postal Rate Commission." So it appears that this law... more »

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(@edowdy)

Employees and Employee Groups

Senior Care Aides Exempted from Expanded FMLA

At a time when COVID-19 is impacting senior care facilities at a very high rate, we need the have all hands on deck. Senior care facilities employ Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs), Caretakers, Aides, Medication Technicians, and more are all necessary to keep older adults safe and cared for during this pandemic. They should be treated the same as doctors, nurses, dentists, LCSWs, etc. who are providing critical services... more »

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(@durol123)

Employees and Employee Groups

Weakened immune system/deemed essential worker

Employee works for company with 10 employees and is deemed essential worker. Employee has immunodeficiency and obtained doctor's note to avoid social contact at work. Employee stayed at home as advised by doctor and recommended by CDC/POTUS/COVIC19 task force. Employee not eligible for short term disability as no symptoms and not currently treating. How does employee get paid? Is employee eligible for pay from employer... more »

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