As of the publishing date of this blog, August 5, 2021, employers are still eligible to receive tax credits and funds to cover an employees’ coronavirus leave. The provisions within the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) are both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA was set to expire on 12/31/2020, but the American Rescue Plan Act extended FFCRA and its provisions through the end of September 2021.
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Opt Out Eligibility
Eligible Small Business Exemption Reasons
Providing the leave “would result in the small business’s expenses and financial obligations exceeding available business revenues and cause the small business to cease operating at a minimal capacity”.
“The absence of the employee or employees requesting paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave would entail a substantial risk to the financial health or operational capabilities of the small business because of their specialized skills, knowledge of the business, or responsibilities.”
“There are not sufficient workers who are able, willing, and qualified, and who will be available at the time and place needed, to perform the labor or services provided by the employee or employees requesting paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave, and these labor or services are needed for the small business to operate at a minimal capacity.”
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Covid-19 Response Team
At the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic, this team was formed to help get answers to questions as quickly as possible. From explaining legislation, to filing PPP claims, to working on our client’s “comeback” plans, we’ve been here and will continue to be here. With any questions, our clients are always welcome to contact us at [email protected]