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20. How much Emergency Paid Sick Leave are Temp/Seasonal employees eligible to request?

Most work for Temp/Seasonal employees has been suspended as of March 17.  Employees are eligible to use their earned sick leave accruals up to the maximum of 24 hours over a 12-month period per the City’s Paid Sick Time Policy for Temporary Employees. Employees may also apply for Unemployment online through EDD.  A reduction in hours is not a qualifying reason under the Emergency Paid Sick leave provision of … Continued

19. When am I eligible for paid sick leave based on a “substantially similar condition” specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has not yet identified any “substantially similar condition” that would allow an employee to take paid sick leave. If HHS does identify any such condition, the Department of Labor will issue guidance explaining when you may take paid sick leave on the basis of a “substantially … Continued

16. How is my pay calculated for emergency paid sick leave?

Emergency sick leave will be compensated at your “regular rate of pay” as determined by the FLSA, however the following two limitations apply: When it is taken for reasons (1), (2), and (3) above in FAQ No. 12, compensation cannot exceed $511 per day and $5,110 in total. When it is taken for reasons (4), … Continued

12. Under what circumstances can I take emergency paid sick leave?

The City will provide employees with emergency paid sick leave in the following six coronavirus-related situations, which the new law defines as: 1. The employee is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19; • Please note: If you are able to telework under these conditions, you will not … Continued

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