Q: My job is planning to deny my pay from the FFCRA. They have more than 50 employees. Am I entitled to 2/3rds wages?
A: This depends on why you are unable to work.
The FFCRA provides that employers must provide all employees:
~ Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined, and/or experiencing COVID-10 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnoses.
~ Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay because the employee is unable to work because the employee must care for an adult subject to quarantine or a child whose school or child care provider is closed for reasons related to COVID-19.
The Act provides that employers must provide to employees it has employed for at least 30 days:
~Up to an additional 10 weeks of paid expanded family and medical leave at two-third the employee’s regular rate of pay where the employee is unable to work due to the need to care for a child whose school or child car provided is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19
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