Employee Leave Related to COVID-19

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employee Paid Leave Rights (FFCRA)

(Updated July 15, 2020) The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick or family 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. Pursuant to Section 3105 and Section 5102 of the FFCRA, some positions have been identified as Emergency Responders and are exempt. However, the County is providing paid leave for Emergency Responders under the County’s Family and Medical Leave Expansion and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Policy Regarding COVID-19. Both of these provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

COVID-19 Compassionate Leave Amendment

(March 27, 2020) In response to COVID-19, County Administration has temporarily amended the Compassionate Leave Policy. Visit the Compassionate Leave page for more information.