The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division clarified eligibility for paid sick or expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This provides guidance for employers and employees affected by the closure of summer camps, summer enrichment programs and other childcare programs. DOL also issued a poster and an eligibility tool.
For more information on the FFCRA, see NADA’s updated FAQs on the federal emergency paid leave mandates, which reflect this latest guidance. An important addition:
Q: May an employee request FFCRA leave based on the closure of summer camps or other summer programs?
A: Yes. FFCRA leave may be taken if the employee is unable to work or telework due to a need to care for his or her child whose place of care is closed due to COVID-19 related reasons.