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Q&A: How do EFMLA and EPSL relate to each other, especially in regard to caring for children?

The emergency FMLA (EFMLA) and emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) both cover caring for children whose school or place of care is closed due to COVID-19 precautions. The leaves can run concurrently with the first 10 days of EFMLA being unpaid, which will, in many cases, coincide with the 80 hours of pay (at ⅔ the regular rate) under EPSL for full-time employees. If an employee uses EPSL for a non-childcare reason first, they’d still have 12 weeks of EFMLA available for use.

Answer from Kyle, PHR

Kyle is a professional author, editor, and researcher specializing in workplace culture, retention strategies, and employee engagement. He has previously worked with book publishers, educational institutions, magazines, news and opinion websites, nationally-known business leaders, and non-profit organizations. He has a BA in English, an MA in philosophy, and a PHR certification.

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