Last week Congress passed the new COVID-19 paid leave law. The law creates two new types of leave:

  1. Public Health Emergency Leave (“Emergency FMLA”) and
  2. Emergency Paid Sick Leave (“Emergency PSL”)

On March 25, 2020, the Department of Labor released its first guidance report with respect to the new law. Below is a brief summary of the DOL’s guidance report.


Read the full article which covers these topics:

  • Effective dates
  • Who is covered?
  • What are the eligible payment amounts?
  • Calculating regular rate
  • Can an employee stay home under FMLA leave to avoid getting pandemic influenza?
  • Qualifying reasons for leave
  • Duration of leave
  • Calculation of pay
  • Small employer potential exemption