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?
(@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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(@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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(@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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(@karen.buche)

State and Local Government Officials

Payroll Tax Credits

Payroll tax credits should be extended to State and Local Government entities as well as private employers. By not being able to offset the paid leave using tax credits, State and Local Government agencies will have to consider scaling back on mandated services required of these agencies by state statutes. Additionally, it will require furlough and layoffs of employees that they would potentially not experience if working... more »

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(@karen.buche)

State and Local Government Officials

Definitions Needed on USDOL Website, DOL Fact Sheet, etc.

Since it appears that the FFCRA applies to any public governmental entity including political subdivisions. It is necessary for the following terms to be identified. We wold request broad definitions of healthcare provider as well as emergency responder. It is uncertain if this is referring to the organization or to the individual jobs. We have a psychiatric inpatient hospital, a large long-term care facility, a large... more »

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(@johankk)

State and Local Government Officials

Details for paid Sick Leave - Has Covid-19 symptoms

Can you please provide more detail on what you would consider someone to be eligible for the paid sick leave for option 2 - has COVID-19 symptoms? If an employee just has a cough are they automatically given 80 hours? Can we ask for doctor note or is this going to be an honors system?

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(@teri.lorenz)

State and Local Government Officials

COVID-19 PAID FAMILY & SICK LEAVE

1. CAN EMPLOYERS REQUIRE EMPLOYEES TO USE ACCRUED PTO TO "TOP OFF/MAKE WHOLE" IF THEY ARE UTILIZING THE 2/3 BENEFIT, BEFORE TAKING THE REDUCED TIME OFF WITHOUT PAY?

2. DEFINE THE PARAMETERS AROUND THE USE - IN CONTINUOUS BLOCKS OR INTERMITTENTLY

3. DEFINE PARAMETERS AROUND ALTERNATIVE WORKWEEKS - NEW LAW GRANTS 80 HRS OR "TWO WEEKS"? I.E. EE MAY BE REGULARLY SCHEDULED TO WORK MORE THAN 80 HRS OVER A TWO WEEK PERIOD

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