PAID SICK LEAVE AND EXPANDED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE
UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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or to file a complaint:
1. is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or
isolation order related to COVID-19;
2. has been advised by a health care provider to
self-quarantine related to COVID-19;
3. is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking
a medical diagnosis;
4. is caring for an individual subject to an order described
in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2);
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has the authority to investigate and enforce compliance
with the FFCRA. Employers may not discharge, discipline, or otherwise discriminate against any employee who
lawfully takes paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA, files a complaint, or institutes a
proceeding under or related to this Act. Employers in violation of the provisions of the FFCRA will be subject to penalties
and enforcement by WHD.
5. is caring for his or her child whose school or
place of care is closed (or child care provider is
unavailable) due to COVID-19 related reasons; or
6. is experiencing any other substantially-similar
condition specified by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their
employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
► PAID LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS
Generally, employers covered under the Act must provide employees:
Up to two weeks (80 hours, or a part-time employee’s two-week equivalent) of paid sick leave based on the higher of
their regular rate of pay, or the applicable state or Federal minimum wage, paid a