An employee who takes the new emergency FMLA leave could also be designated on leave under the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) provided the emergency FFCRA leave’s reason also qualifies under CFRA and the employee meets the CFRA leave’s existing eligibility requirements.
FAQ Topic: FFCRA FAQ PART 1
Not if the need is unforeseeable. When the need for public health emergency FMLA leave is foreseeable, please provide notice to the City as soon as is practicable. The City’s HR department is in process of updating our current FMLA form, which will soon include this category. Please contact HR for any specific questions.
Yes, provided they are in paid status between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
For part-time employees, the City will base leave on the number of hours an employee is normally scheduled to work. If the City cannot confirm these hours for any reason, the City will use a six-month period to average the daily hours.
Employees become eligible after 30 calendar days of employment. “Calendar days means” an employee has been on the payroll for 30 calendar days immediately prior to the day the leave starts (e.g., for an April 1, 2020 leave request, the employee would have been on the payroll since March 2, 2020). Note: This paid leave … Continued
The leave is technically both: The first 10 days of the public health emergency FMLA leave is unpaid, unless the employee uses their own leave accruals and/or are eligible for Emergency Sick Leave to use in order to be paid for the first 10 days. After that, the City will provide: Paid leave in an … Continued
It means that if an employee is unable to work (or telework) due to a need to care for the employee’s child because the child’s elementary or secondary school or place of care or childcare provider has been closed due to a public health emergency.
No. The FMLA’s terms and definitions remain the same. The new law simply adds a provision that addresses the unique needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 1st, City employees may take FMLA leave for “a qualifying need related to a public health emergency” (i.e., the coronavirus). Meanwhile, other qualifying reasons for FMLA leave … Continued