FMLA Payments Extended
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), employers with fewer than 500 employers were required to pay sick and FMLA leave for COVID-related absences from work for certain time periods. These payments were refunded to the employer through a payroll tax credit. The requirement to pay such leave expired on 12/3/20, while the credit for making such payments has been extended to March 31, 2021. In addition, self-employed people using this credit can base the credit amount on prior-year net earnings from self-employment rather than the current year.
“Separately, states and local jurisdictions may have paid leave laws that were enacted prior to the pandemic that may cover situations related to COVID-19. Check your state and local laws to ensure compliance with all applicable laws. Even in the absence of a requirement to provide paid time off to employees for reasons related to COVID-19, many employers are offering paid leave to employees to encourage sick workers to stay home and prevent the spread of the illness.” - From ADP’s COVID-19 Vaccination, Paid Sick Leave, & PPP: Your FAQs Answered article
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Read 2020 COVID-19 Paid Sick and FMLA Leave Extended, and article from cbh.com for additional information.