Would you like to stay up-to-date on staffing trends and news from the comfort of your mobile phone? Welcome to WurkNow’s Staffing Compliance Monthly Roundup, a compilation of news, blogs, and updates relevant to the staffing industry. Here are some top highlights from the past month.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act or FFCRA requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family leave for reasons related to COVID-19. The FFCRA runs through December 31, 2020. Businesses with less than 500 employees are eligible for this benefit.
FULL STORY: Forbes
Los Angeles Imposes New Paid Sick Leave For Large Employers
On March 27, 2020, it was imposed that employers in Los Angeles with more than 500 employees must provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave for workers affected by COVID-19. Employees eligible are those mandated to self-quarantine, have a health condition that puts them at risk, are a caretaker for a family member who needs to self-quarantine, and those who care for a family member whose school or care provider are unavailable.
FULL STORY: Los Angeles Times
Nevada Labor Commissioner Issues Paid Leave Guidance
The Nevada Labor Commissioner advised that employers are obligated to provide mandatory paid leave for employees affected by COVID-19. Specifically, employers cannot deduct from an existing paid leave balance if an employee is mandated to self-quarantine due to exposure to the virus. However, it is important to note that this does not pertain to employees who miss work because of the government-mandated closure of non-essential businesses.
FULL STORY: JD Supra
New York Lawmakers Reaches Deal For Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill
State lawmakers in New York have approved a bill that mandates employers to provide 14 days of paid sick leave to employees who must quarantine if they contract or are threatened by COVID-19. This also waives the 7-day waiting period for workers seeking unemployment benefits. As the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, this law went into effect immediately following the urgent healthcare and economic crisis in New York.
FULL STORY: NY Post
New Jersey Expands Paid Family Leave To Cover Covid-19
Lawmakers are coming to the aid of New Jersey employees by ensuring they receive paid family leave and temporary disability benefits during the coronavirus pandemic. The current program waives the mandatory 120-day waiting period for new employees to access accrued paid sick days.
FULL STORY: NJPP