Paid Sick Leave

Who Qualifies for Paid Sick Leave

  • If you have been employed with your company for at least 30 days, and your company has between 50 and 500 employees, then you qualify for paid sick leave benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • If you have, are seeking a diagnosis for, or are being quarantined for coronavirus, then you are eligible to receive two weeks of paid sick leave from your employer.
  • If you are caring for a family member impacted by coronavirus such that they have, are seeking a diagnosis for, or are being quarantined for coronavirus, then you also are eligible to receive two weeks paid sick leave.
  • If your child’s school is closed due to coronavirus, and you need to stay home and care for your child, you can receive 12 weeks of paid sick leave.
  • Part-time employees are eligible to receive paid sick leave.
  • If you are self-employed you can receive paid sick leave as a tax credit.

 

Compensation During Paid Sick Leave

  • If you have coronavirus, are seeking a diagnosis for or are being quarantined for coronavirus, you may earn the full amount you are usually paid, up to a maximum of $511 each day.
  • If you are caring for a child whose school has closed due to coronavirus, or you are caring for a family member who has coronavirus, is seeking a diagnosis for or is being quarantined for coronavirus, you earn two-thirds of your usual pay, up to a maximum of $200 each day.

 

How to Apply for Paid Sick Leave

  • Paid sick leave is administered through your employer.

 

Exemptions to the Paid Sick Leave Provisions

  • Businesses with 50 or fewer employees may be exempted under this legislation.
  • This law does not require companies with over 500 employees to offer these paid sick leave benefits.
    • Under federal law, you are eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid family and medical leave.
  • Employers can also decline to give leave to workers on the front lines of the crisis, including health care providers and emergency responders.

 

Compensation to Businesses

  • Businesses who provide paid sick leave benefits as mandated by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act will be reimbursed within three months through a payroll tax credit