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Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Read an official summary of the bill here.
PAID SICK LEAVE
- Two weeks of paid sick leave at 100% of the person’s normal salary , up to $511 per day
- It would also provide up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave at 67 percent of the person’s normal pay, up to $200 per day.
Small and midsize companies are required to provide these benefits for workers impacted by the coronavirus, but Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia can exempt businesses with fewer than 50 employees and health care providers like hospitals and nursing homes. Gig workers and people who are self-employed also get these benefits in the form of a tax credit.
If you qualify for these benefits make sure to reach out to your employer immediately. More information can be found here.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act allocates $1 billion in 2020 for emergency grants to states for activities related to unemployment insurance benefits.
If your employment has been impacted by COVID-19, including reduced hours, you can apply for benefits online here or by calling 800-939-6631.