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I can work or Tele-work

I do not qualify for EFLMA
I may be able to use PTO based on my company policy
I may be able to collect unemployment for reduced hours"
"I've worked over 30 days--EFLMA

I cannot work or Tele-work

I've worked over 30 days--EFLMA

  1. 2 weeks unpaid leave (use PTO if available or EPSL)
  2. Then 10 weeks paid (2/3 regular rate up to $200 day ($2000 total))
  3. Employer may voluntarily pay difference (no tax credit)
  4. Employer can require use of PTO (except for sick time) to fill the gap (ex: use 1/3 regular rate each day).
  5. Employers Pay Employee in their regular paycheck and then receive a tax credit from fed government
  6. 12-week job protection – with exceptions for less than 25 employees"

I've worked at least one day--EPSL

  1. Pays up to 80 hours the first two weeks (prorated for PT)
  2. 66.7% regular rate - capped at $200 day ($2000)
  3. May also use PTO (not sick time)
  4. Cannot be required to do so
  5. Can be used intermittently if the employer agrees (ex: take turns with a spouse)
  6. Employers Pay Employee in their regular paycheck and then receive a tax credit from the federal government"

Exemption

Companies are Exempt from EFLMA and EPSL if one is true:

  1. Providing leave would financially cause business it to cease operating; or
  2. Absence of the employee is a substantial risk to the operation because of their specialized skills, knowledge or responsibilities; or
  3. Not enough workers who are able, willing, and qualified, to operate at a minimal capacity

I have to stay home

Quarantined by order, by medical advice, or seeking a COVID diagnoses

Emergency Paid Sick Leave

  1. Pays up to 80 hours the first two weeks (prorated for PT)
  2. Paid 100% regular rate up to $511 day ($5110max)
  3. May also use PTO (including sick time) if available
  4. Cannot be required to do so
  5. Can be used intermittently if you’re quarantined more than once
  6. Employers Pay Employee in their regular paycheck and then receive a tax credit from fed government

I'm caring for someone at home

Quarantined by order or medical advice

Emergency Paid Sick Leave

  1. Pays up to 80 hours the first two weeks (prorated for PT)
  2. 66.7% regular rate - capped at $200 day ($2000)
  3. May also use PTO (not sick time)
  4. Cannot be required to do so
  5. Can be used intermittently if the employer agrees
  6. Employers Pay Employee in their regular paycheck and then receive a tax credit from fed government

I'm scared to go to work

You May Stay Home

  1. If you are non-critical and your employer agrees
  2. May use PTO depending upon your company policy
  3. No Unemployment or emergency funds are available because you have been offered work but chose not to do it; or
  4. You want to wear a mask and your employer won't let you; or
  5. Safety precautions are not being taken in your workplace and you have a reasonable fear
  6. You “may” be eligible for unemployment, but it depends on how reasonable it is

Employer Can Order You to Work

  1. You are a critical employee
  2. There is no “legitimate threat” and you don’t require special accommodation

Furloughs and Layoffs

Lay-Off

  1. No return date specified or expected
  2. Operates just as a regular layoff and you are eligible for unemployment

Furlough/Close Worksite

  1. Not entitled to EPSL or EFMLA because no work is available to you
  2. Employees are not entitled to take paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave
  3. Eligible for unemployment insurance benefits
  4. Apply as soon as possible

Temps, Tests, Questions, and Notice

Employers May:

  1. Ask about your symptoms but only if they are specific to COVID-19 (Do you have covid symptoms or do you have a dry cough; not “how are you feeling”)
  2. Require you wear a mask unless a medical condition prevents it
  3. May take your temp but only because we are in a pandemic
  4. May require you to follow doctors’ orders before returning to work, but not require a note
  5. Must notify co-workers they have been exposed, but not by which employee

Reducing Hours or Pay

Non-Exempt Employee

  1. Reducing both/either number of hours or rate of pay is permissible
  2. Do not go under minimum wage or fail to pay overtime
  3. If reducing hourly rate, give written notice (paper or electronic) and ensure it is not applied retroactively
  4. An employer need to pay only for actual time worked
  5. Exception - sending people home too early

Exempt Employee

  1. Can implement a pay cut, either for everyone or for certain departments or types of jobs
  2. It cannot be discriminatory
  3. Can reduce hours, but exempt employees must be paid their regular weekly salary regardless of how many hours they work (no pro-rating)
  4. Must remain above the minimum salary range for exempt employees
  5. Exempt employees may be reclassified to non-exempt
  6. It needs to be “long-term”
  7. Provide proper notice and pay overtime if applicable

Unemployment Insurance (UI) for COVID-19

Benefits

  1. Available to employees unable to work (or with significantly reduced hours) as a result of the coronavirus public health emergency
  2. Also available to self-employed, independent contractors, and limited work history
  3. And some state, local, tribal governments, churches and non-profit organizations not part of the UI system.
  4. Provides funding for the 1st week of unemployment for states to waive the traditional “waiting week” before benefits begin
  5. Pays 50% salary
  6. Also pays an additional $600/week payment to each UI or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance recipient through the end of July 2020
  7. Provides an additional 13 weeks of unemployment to help those who remain unemployed after weeks of state unemployment are no longer available.
  8. Normal requirements are relaxed (ex: no need to look for other work while waiting)
  9. An employer’s State UI premium will not be affected

Apply

If the last number of your SSN is:

  • 0, 1, 2—Apply on Mondays
  • 3, 4, 5—Apply on Tuesdays
  • 6, 7, 8, 9—Apply on Wednesdays

Thursdays & Fridays are for people who missed their scheduled date.