The Families First Coronavirus Response Act temporarily requires employers to provide paid sick leave related to COVID-19 and amends and expands the Family and Medical Leave Act until December 31, 2020, to provide paid job protected leave to both full and part time employees who require leave due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (ESICK) provides paid job protected sick leave to any employee who requires leave due to COVID-19 related quarantine, to care for someone under quarantine and/or to care for a son or daughter if the school or place of care of the son or daughter has been closed or is unavailable.
The Emergency FMLA Act (EFMLA) provides 10 weeks of paid job protected leave to any employee who requires leave due to a need to care for the employee’s child, if the child’s school or child-care provider has been closed, or if the child-care provider is unavailable, due to COVID-19.
Employees must report absence to their supervisor as normal, with as much advance notice as practical. Employees requesting leave must complete this form online or submit a copy of the paper form to Human Resources via email only to email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org within two business days of taking leave along with any reasonable documentation. If you submit this online form, you do not need to email a copy to Jana and Jim. Examples of reasonable documentation: Confirmation of contacting a health professional or providing an online link that verifies a childcare facility/school is closed.