Given the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Certified Creative Agency is working to continue to provide the best service possible to our employees and clients during this Covid-19 crisis and we are doing our best to stay in touch and keep our employees informed of any changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
The FFCRA Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. For details on employee rights under the FFCRA, click here (PDF). These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
An employee is entitled to FFCRA sick leave only if the employer still has work (including telework) for the employee on April 1st (the employee must be employed with Certified April 1st, 2020), which the employee cannot do as a result of COVID-19. Employees subject to a state or local shelter-in-place order, whose worksites have been closed due to the order, may not be entitled to FFCRA leave. For additional details/eligibility regarding the FFCRA Notice, we have also included links to the Department of Labor website:
Employee Paid Leave Rights Frequently Asked Questions
To request leave on the basis of the FFCRA, please complete the (a) leave of absense request form and submit along with (b) supporting documentation (required - see below) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The required documentation is based on the type FFCRA qualifying reason you have selected on the request for a leave of absence form.
An employee is entitled to take leave related to COVID-19 if the employee is unable to work, including unable to telework, because the employee:
This page will be updated to address changes in the law or additional questions as they are raised. As always, we at Certified want to make your job easier and are happy to provide any help we can during this challenging time.
Please note: Unemplolyment Insurance (UI) and FFCRA cannot be collected at the same time.