Print Friendly, PDF & Email
| add this

How Much Emergency Paid Sick Leave Must an Employer Provide?

Posted on 03/23/20
  • Emergency paid leave is calculated as follows:
  • Full-time employees are entitled to 80 hours.
  • Part-time employees are entitled to the average number of hours worked over a two-week period. Note: the Act does not identify which two-week period the employer must use to calculate part-time emergency paid leave. The Department of Labor is tasked with issuing guidelines within 15 days after enactment.
  • Employees using Emergency Paid Sick Leave under the Act must be paid at their regular rate of pay. Employees using Emergency Paid Sick Leave to care for a family member will be compensated at two-thirds (2/3) the employee’s regular rate of pay.

Other Considerations:

  • Employees may but are not required to use Emergency Paid Sick Leave under the Act before using any other paid leave benefits provided by the employer.
  • Employers may not change existing paid leave policies to avoid providing existing paid leave benefits in addition to Emergency Paid Sick Leave under the Act.
  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave under the Act does not carry over from year to year and is not paid out upon the employee’s termination from employment for any reason.

Contact Us

location icon

Our Locations

Sarasota Office
1990 Main Street, Suite 801
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941.365.4617
Toll Free: 800.966.8676
Fax: 941.954.3207

Lakewood Ranch Office
9423 Town Center Parkway
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Phone: 941.365.4617

Tampa Office
4350 West Cypress Street
Meridian One, Suite 930
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 813.675.8800

Lets Get Started.

 

Verification

 
leading edge alliance move project logo green business logo 2019 IPA 200
For Updates on COVID-19, click here.Learn More
+