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Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Paid Family Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Students, families, school staff and librarians are all doing amazing work this year under exceptionally challenging circumstances, facing hard choices at every turn.  The Families First Coronavirus Leave Act provides public health emergency leave and emergency paid sick leave to assist working families facing public health emergencies arising out of Coronavirus pandemic. AFT members are encouraged to review the emergency paid leave provisions below and to contact their local president with questions.  

“The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.” --  U.S. Department of Labor


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