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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides temporary protected leave and paid leave benefits for certain absences arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.  The benefits are available beginning on April 1, 2020.  The FFCRA will be administered in accordance with the FFCRA statute and forthcoming federal regulations and guidance.

The FFCRA provides for two categories of leave. The first expands existing FMLA coverage to provide up to 12 weeks of partially-paid Public Health Emergency Leave (“PHEL/FMLA”) for eligible employees forced to miss work due to closure of their child’s school or the unavailability of the child’s childcare provider for reasons related to COVID-19. The second provides up to 10 days of Emergency Sick Leave for various reasons related to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The leave is available if an employee is unable to work, or telework, for specific reasons.

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