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.
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