The Families First Coronavirus Response Act established the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA). Effective April 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020, the EPSLA requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who are unable to work or telework under certain circumstances EFMLEA provides paid family leave to employees to take care of a son or daughter in the event of a school closure or their child care provider is unavailable due to COVID-19.
Need to know if you or your employee are eligible to take advantage of this paid leave? The Department of Labor (DOL) has launched an online tool to help workers determine if they are eligible for paid leave for Covid-19 under that act. To access the DOL tool click the link below.