Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Paid Leave Resources

Effective April 1, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires private employers with less than 500 employees to provide Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Paid Expanded FMLA to employees under certain conditions. 

Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees may be exempt if the imposition of such requirements would jeopardize the viability of the business. An employer must document business reasons for any decision not to comply with FFCRA, including why and how it would jeopardize business viability and must be prepared to defend the decisions to not comply. The DOL established a 30-day enforcement grace period from March 18, 2020 (date FFCRA was signed) through April 17, 2020 for employers who can show good faith efforts to comply with the FFCRA.

SBCA’s Legal Counsel Kent Pagel has created three documents to help employers comply with the new FFCRA paid leave requirements, all of which are free to SBCA members! The first document is an in-depth summary of the new FFCRA requirements, created for HR administrators to assist them in proper implementation.  The second document is a fillable pdf form employers should provide to employees wishing to request emergency paid sick leave under FFCRA. The third document is a template response letter for employers that they can use to respond to employees requesting emergency sick leave under FFCRA.

Members, click here to download these free documents (requires an SBCA-member login).

If you are not a member, these documents are available for $200. Please fill out this brief form to purchase them.