Do anyone have any guidance on how we are supposed to administer the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that was signed into law last night by the President. We already have people who are out at home because schools and daycares are closed. I've read a couple of dozen articles on it and it is not clear at all. Some basic questions I have:
All great questions, looking for details from our professional organizations. Only question I can answer is that I read the effective date is April 2nd.
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Carrie Stone, Vice-President of Finance
As I understood the employee was required to use existing PSL or PTO or Vacation time prior to the April date. I do know that you must keep it separate in your payroll once you get to 04/02.
Carrie Stone, VP Finance
Excel Mechanical, Inc.
I agree that the effective date was moved up from 4/2 to 4/1. My understanding is that the employee must officially be employed by you at the 4/1 effective date to take advantage of sick leave then 10 week FMLA, and obviously must meet the conditions of being specifically impacted by the virus forcing you to be quarantined, etc. or qualify for the child care due to school being closed for the sick leave. If your employee was laid off prior to 4/1, I don't believe they would qualify for either benefit. Rather they would file unemployment and collect the extra $600 for 8 weeks per the Stimulus Act just passed. I'm not a lawyer either, so this is just my understanding. Stay well everyone!
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