How the New COVID-19 Sick Leave, FMLA Law Could Impact Associations
An expert explains what you need to know
The newly passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which went into effect April 1, adds new requirements for paid sick leave and family medical leave act (FMLA) enhancements for businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Sara Curtis, MBA, SPHR, CAE, director of human resources at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), offered some clarity on what the new requirements mean for associations.
“I think some people are confused that these are government programs,” Curtis said. “[Associations] are responsible for any of the payments.”
While the law applies to any employer with fewer than 500 employees, employers with less than 50 employees can seek hardship exemptions for some of the requirements.
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