Does the FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) apply to my business?

Monday, April 20, 2020

The FFCRA was enacted in response to the Coronavirus and, in part, requires all private for-profit and not-for-profit employers with fewer than 500* employees along with government employers (“Covered Employers”) to provide certain paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave to employees. To determine whether the FFCRA is applicable to your business, you must count the number of employees that are working for you.

How do you calculate your number of employees under FFCRA?

  • Calculate the number of employees on the day employee’s leave would start
  • Include
    • employees on leave
    • full-time and part-time employees within the U.S.
    • temporary employees & day laborers who are jointly employed by you and another employer (regardless of where payroll is maintained)
  • Calculation does not include independent contractors

By: Kris Spitler, Esq.

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