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Jun 04 2020
COVID-19Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: Oakland and Long Beach expand paid sick leave

Following the trend in cities across California, Oakland and Long Beach are the latest to adopt supplemental emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) ordinances related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), with both laws effective immediately. We previously reported that San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County recently passed ordinances providing…

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May 21 2020
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Q&A: Decide how to handle holiday pay during FFCRA leave

Question: We have a full-time employee who’s currently on paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) because his young child’s school has been closed due to COVID-19. Our policy says that in order to receive holiday pay, you must work the day before and the day after the holiday.…

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May 21 2020
COVID-19Leave Laws  

Q&A: Dropping below 50 employees impacts FMLA calculations

Question: Due to the recent economic downturn related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we temporarily laid off a number of employees. Do we count them for purposes of determining if we’re a covered employer (with at least 50 employees) under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? If we drop below 50…

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May 14 2020
COVID-19Leave Laws  

DOL updates FFCRA paid leave FAQs, May 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its frequently asked questions on paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The DOL added questions #89 to 93. As we previously reported, the FFCRA applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees. These new FAQs address COVID-19 leave questions related to domestic…

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May 07 2020
COVID-19Leave LawsWage and Hour  

CALIFORNIA: L.A. County requires supplemental paid sick leave

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is the latest in a string of local California municipalities to pass an ordinance providing supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) to workers not covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Los Angeles County interim urgency ordinance affects businesses in the unincorporated…

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Apr 30 2020
COVID-19Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: Food sector expanded paid sick leave poster available

California’s new “COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Food Sector Workers” model notice (workplace poster) is now available. The poster must be displayed where employees can easily read it, such as in the breakroom, near the time clock, or another conspicuous place where other workplace notices are posted. If workers don’t regularly come to a…

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Apr 23 2020
COVID-19Leave Laws  

DOL updates FFCRA paid leave FAQs

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has beefed up its frequently asked questions on paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The DOL added questions #80-88. As we previously reported, the FFCRA applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees. Several of the new FAQs address how to calculate the amount…

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Apr 23 2020
COVID-19Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: Paid sick leave expanded for food sector workers

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently issued Executive Order N-51-20, providing food sector workers with up to 80 hours of “COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave” if they perform work “for or through” a business that employs 500 or more employees in the U.S. This amount is in addition to any already accrued California paid sick…

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Apr 23 2020
COVID-19Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: San Francisco amends paid sick leave ordinance

The City of San Francisco has passed a Public Health Emergency Leave Ordinance, which provides up to 80 hours of additional paid sick leave to employees who aren’t otherwise covered by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The public health emergency leave ordinance took effect on April 17, 2020, when…

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Apr 16 2020
COVID-19Leave Laws  

Regular FMLA notices not required for EFMLA, but useful anyway

Covered employers providing emergency/expanded family and medical leave (EFMLA) under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) aren’t required to provide the Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities or the Designation Notice that are required under the traditional Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), but we suggest FMLA-covered employers do so…

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