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Commuter Benefits – EDENRED

Commuter benefits give employees the opportunity through their employer to use tax-free dollars on commuting costs and keep more of what they earn in every paycheck. Companies that offer commuter benefits also save money by reducing payroll taxes. Commuter benefits allow employers to support their employees when it comes to their daily commute. Commuter benefits include parking … Continued

PARS Retirement

PARS is a retirement account for part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees who work for public agencies. The federal government requires that all public agency employees are put in some type of retirement plan.  Learn more here: Beneficiary Designation Form Plan Information Sheet

How is pay determined while on SPSL?

Compensation is based on the employee’s regular rate of pay, excluding overtime, capped at $511 per day ($5,110 in total).  If an employee’s regular compensation exceeds $511 per day, the employee may elect to supplement the SPSL maximum pay amount with other accrued paid leaves to make up the difference in pay.

If I test positive, do I need to retest to return to work?

Employees receiving SPSL after a positive COVID test are required to test on day five, following the initial positive test.  If you test negative for COVID-19 on or after day five and do not present COVID-19 symptoms, you may end your isolation period and return to work.  HR will provide a rapid test upon request … Continued

What if I test Positive for COVID? I don’t see that listed in 1-7 above.

In addition to the leave amounts described above, SB 114 also grants employees a separate “leave bank” of SPSL if the covered employee tests positive for COVID-19, or is caring for a family member (child, a parent, spouse, registered domestic partner, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling) who tested positive for COVID-19. In the case of a … Continued

For what reason can I request the new COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)?

The law requires that covered employers provide SPSL to any employee who cannot work or telework due to symptom/quarantine/vaccine related to COVID-19 as noted below: 1. The employee is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19. 2. The employee been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine … Continued

EAP- Concern for First Responders

Effective January 1, 2022, City of San Rafael is providing a new employee emotional and mental wellness benefit service through Concern for first responders. EAP Concern Introduction EAP Concern Registration Instructions EAP First Responder Program First Responders Benefit Summary Please note: Admin staff & Fixed-Term employees are covered through Magellan EAP. Please visit or … Continued

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