The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides 2 weeks of paid leave to eligible employees who need leave because they have been advised by a health care provider to stay home or self-quarantine due to concerns related to coronavirus.
Full-time employees are eligible for 80 hours of leave; part-time employees are eligible for the number of hours normally worked over a two-week period.
The Center for WorkLife Law is a research and advocacy organization at UC Hastings College of the Law. Worklife Law has helpful tools for addressing COVID-19 concerns at work.
The website has forms to help employees who want to request leave and their employers by asking for the information required by law to grant leave requests.
Here are two good examples:
This form can be used by employees who were advised to stay at home or self-quarantine because of concerns related to coronavirus
Here is a form that can be used to request leave to care for an individual who has been advised by a health care provider to stay at home or self-quarantine because of concerns related to coronavirus
Please note: COVID-19 leave options under the FFCRA are set to expire on December 31, 2020.
Do you have concerns about taking time off from work for medical reasons? Contact Jeff.