COVID-19 Information: Paid sick, family and medical leave

  • The new paid leave mandates that will take effect on April 2, 2020, and sunset on December 31, 2020. 

 

  • Employers with fewer than 500 employees are required to provide employees with two-weeks of paid sick leave (80 hours for full-time employees and a typical number of hours over two-weeks for part-time employees). 

 

  • Additionally, employers with fewer than 500 employees are required to provide employees with up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave (FMLA). 

 

  • Private sector employers subject to these requirements are entitled to full refundable tax credits equal to the “qualified paid FMLA wages” paid by the employer. 

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