PAID SICK, FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE/CARES ACT
An employer is required to pay not more than either:
- $511 per day and $5,110 in the aggregate for each employee, when the employee is taking leave because of one of the following:
- The employee is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID–19; or
- The employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID–19; or
- The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID–19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
- $200 per day and $2,000 in the aggregate for each employee, when the employee is taking leave because of one of the following:
- The employee is caring for an individual who is subject to an order as described in 1a or has been advised as described in 1b; or
- The employee is caring for a son or daughter if the school or place of care of the son or daughter has been closed, or the childcare provider of such son or daughter is unavailable, due to COVID–19 precautions; or
- The employee is experiencing any other substantially similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Labor.
An employer's requirement to provide paid leave with respect to a specific employee expires at the end of:
- the time when the employer has paid that employee an equivalent of 80 hours of work; or
- upon the employee's return to work after taking paid leave.
Eligible employees for paid sick leave include:
- an employee who has been employed for at least 30 calendar days when leave is requested;
- an employee who was laid off not earlier than March 1, 2020, had worked for the employer for not less than 30 of the last 60 calendar days prior to the employee's layoff, and was rehired by the employer.