My HR Professionals is keeping our clients up-to-date with all of the changing regulations concerning COVID-19. We will continue to keep up-to-date information on this page. Still we are available to answer questions via phone or email. For our Human Resource Administration Service clients, this comes at no additional charge.
Updated: December 31, 2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired 12/31/2020 as a requirement, but it became Optional for eligible employers through March 31, 2021. Highlights of the provision:
- Effective January 1, 2021, eligible employers may continue to offer emergency paid sick leave, and expanded family leave (EPSL and EFMLA) voluntarily to their employees.
- Employers who choose to continue to offer EPSL and EFMLA voluntarily must follow the current EPSL and EFMLA rules, including job protection.
- For employers who choose to continue to offer this paid benefit, their employees, will not get a new balance of hours to use in 2021. Employees will only have available any unused balance remaining from 2020.
- If an employer opts to continue to offer paid leave as enacted by the FFCRA, be mindful to apply it to all eligible employees.
- If an employer decides to continue offering this paid leave, have eligible employees continue to complete the ‘Leave Submission Form’ found within our COVID-19 resource page- https://myhrprofessionals.com/covid-19/. Upon receiving this form, your payroll processor will continue to confirm with you the approval of the leave prior to processing payroll and will notify you if there are no available hours to take in 2021.
- If you have a time & attendance account with My HR Professionals, the EPSL and EFMLA paid time options will remain active and continue to track available hours. If you decide to discontinue offering this paid leave, please notify My HR Professionals to disable these options.
Last Updated: December 31, 2020