(Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA))
Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family And Medical Leave
Sick Leave for COVID-19
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) provides certain employees with paid sick leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The sick leave may be up to 80 hours of time off if an employee is unable to work due to being quarantined (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis. You may also take Sick Leave if you are caring for someone with COVID-19 or a child whose school has been closed. (NOTE: A regional “shelter in place” order would not be reason for sick leave.) More details can be found HERE on the Department of Labor website. including qualifying reasons for taking leave and rate of pay during the leave.
ACTION: How do I report Sick Time related to COVID-19 as an hourly employee?
If you are hourly and report time using SpringAhead, there will be a COVID-19 Sick time type to select in the drop down (in place of Regular or blank) and report the hours there. This will be tracked on your pay stub as well as a separate pay code. If you have any questions or you are unable to report time, you can reach out to us at HR@ventureworkforce.com as well.
ACTION: How do I report Sick Time related to COVID-19 as a salaried employee?
If you are a salaried employee, please email HR@ventureworkforce.com and copy your manager to let us know that you will be taking sick time for COVID-19 related issues. We will track this and circle back to you if we need any supporting documentation. COVID-19 sick time will be tracked in the payroll system and updated on your pay stub.
Expanded Family and Medical Leave
What do I do if I need to take Expanded Family and Medical Leave?
Please email your manager and us (at HR@ventureworkforce.com) to let us know. We will follow up with any questions and assistance we can provide.
In addition, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) provides certain employees with paid expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Up to an additional 10 weeks of paid expanded family and medical leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay where an employee, who has been employed for at least 30 calendar days, is unable to work (or work remotely) due to a bona fide need for leave to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19. (content directly taken from the Department of Labor website – more details can be found here.)