The U.S. Department of Labor published Questions and Answers on the soon-to-be effective Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. The new guidance offers guidance on some important questions such as:
- How do I know if my business is under the 500-employee threshold for coverage?
- How does a small employer take advantage of the small business exception if providing child care-related paid sick and expanded family leave would jeopardize the viability of my business?
- Are overtime hours counted with calculating pay due to employees?
- How much are employees entitled to be paid while taking paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave?
- Can an employee take 80 hours of paid sick leave for my self-quarantine and then another amount of paid sick leave for another reason provided under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act?
- How to paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave interact if the parent is at home with my child because his or her school or place of care is closed, or child care provider is unavailable?
- Is all leave under the FMLA now paid leave?
- Is an employer required to pay 80 hours of paid sick leave if it provided it prior the Act going into effect?
leave for a reason identified in the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act prior to the Act going into effect?
You can read the DOL’s answers to these questions here.