DOL Clarifies Coronavirus Exemptions to Paid Leave Laws

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires covered employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. However, for health care providers, emergency responders, and businesses with fewer than 50 employees, if “the viability of the business is in jeopardy,” there is a special exemption from providing leave due to child care/school availability.

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Pat Kelly

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Pat has been with Hausmann-Johnson Insurance since 2011, and has over 30 years of experience in employee benefits. He is passionate about building a relationship with clients beyond just being a product vendor. He forms client connections through honest communication, continuous education, and always doing what he says he is going to do. Pat works with employers of all sizes, and with both fully insured and self-funded medical clients, including defined contribution, HRA, HSA, and FSA. He also works with clients on their disability, life, dental and vision needs. Pat graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.S. in Recreational Resource Management. Pat was a UW Badger football player from 1976-1978, as well as a professional rugby league player in England and France from 1979-1980. He still loves being active year round and shares activities such as biking, skating, skiing and snowshoeing with his family.