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COVID-19 – Effect on Employment Law in CA

Effects of COVID-19 on California Employment Law

Test Your Knowledge – COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Edition #3

Find Out How Much You Know… and How Much More There is to Learn

    1. True or False: Although emergency family and medical leave pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is not available to an employee for purposes related to school closure once the employee’s child’s school is closed for summer vacation (in contrast to closure due to COVID-19), an employee may be eligible to take leave under the FFCRA if the employee’s child’s summer care provider (e.g., a camp in which the child was enrolled) is closed/unavailable because of COVID-19.
    2. True or False: Employers of less than 50 employees may claim an exemption to the requirement to provide child-care related paid sick leave and the expanded family and medical leave mandated by the FFCRA if an authorized officer of the business determines that providing such leave would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern.
    3. True or False: If a business has an employee working remotely from home and the home is located within the boundaries of a city that has requirements that differ from where the business is located, the business may be required to comply with the requirements applicable to the city where the employee lives (e.g., business is located in Poway, but employee lives within the boundaries of the City of San Diego, which has enacted ordinances that require a higher hourly minimum wage and more paid sick leave than the State of California requirements).

    FYI – The following cities have local ordinances (Note: Los Angeles has a city and county ordinance).

counties list

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COVID-19 CA Questions

Effects of COVID-19 on California Employment Law

Test Your Knowledge – COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Edition #2

Find Out How Much You Know… and How Much More There is to Learn

  1.  True or False: An employer and employee can agree to the employee taking intermittent emergency paid family leave provided for by the FFCRA if the employee’s child’s school is closed due to COVID-19 and the employee is not able to work or telework on an intermittent basis because of the school closure (e.g., two days each week through the end of the school year).
  2. True or False: The final paycheck of an employee whose employment is terminated between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 must include compensation for unused FFCRA emergency paid sick leave time.
  3. True or False: Although the FFCRA only covers emergency paid sick or family leave taken between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, an employee who missed work time and lost pay prior to April 1, 2020 due to a reason covered by the FFCRA is entitled to compensation for that missed time.

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COVID-19 and California Employment Law

Effects of COVID-19 on California Employment Law

Test Your Knowledge – COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Edition #1

Find Out How Much You Know… and How Much More There is to Learn

  1. True or False: According to Division E of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), an employer can require that an employee use accrued paid sick leave time, vacation time and/or PTO prior to requesting emergency paid sick leave under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA).
  2. If an employee who typically works 45 hours per workweek is required to miss two weeks of work to self-quarantine due to COVID-19, the employee may be eligible for ___ hours of emergency paid sick leave under the EPSLA.
  3. True or False: An employee is not eligible for FFCRA paid leave if the employee’s employer is not offering the employee any work time, regardless of whether the reason for the lack of available work time is a federal, state or local government stay-at-home order or another reason.

For answers to the questions above, click here: Test Your Knowledge

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