Use the guide below to understand who’s eligible for Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave under the FFCRA, as well as how each type of leave works.
HOW WILL I BE PAID?
Emergency Paid Sick Leave benefits can be collected for up to 2 weeks and pay will be based on your regular work schedule.
Depending on the reason for leave, you will receive either:
Pay at your regular rate or the applicable minimum wage, whichever is higher, up to a $511 daily cap,
OR two-thirds your regular rate or two-thirds the applicable minimum wage, whichever is higher, up to a $200 daily cap.
Can I take both EFML and EPSL at the same time?
Yes and no. Under the FFCRA, the first two weeks of EFML leave are unpaid, but may be taken at the same time as EPSL or other available PTO to ensure there is no gap in salary continuation. However, the Justworks FFCRA leave tool is not designed to track the two weeks of EFML that are unpaid. It can only be used to manage the ten weeks of EFML that are paid. Accordingly, an employee cannot be scheduled for both EFML and EPSL at the same time.
Am I required to provide any supporting documentation (e.g., a doctor’s note) before going on leave?
The IRS has provided specific guidelines regarding the documentation you should provide to your employer for qualifying leave payments under the FFCRA.
This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.