On March 18, President Trump signed into law an economic stimulus package in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that will provide Emergency Paid Family Medical Leave and Sick Leave to many U.S. workers. H.R.6201 is one of many measures that the federal government has been working on to provide relief to individuals and businesses that are impacted by COVID-19.  While the regulations as to exactly how these emergency paid leaves will work have not been drafted, the following is an overview of what the Bill provides and how it is likely to impact health care and EMS employers. Emergency Family & Medical Leave Expansion Act (Division C) Amends Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993 Employers with under 500 employees Provide employees who have been employed for at least 30 days: Up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave for following reasons Care for child due to school closure, childcare unavailable due to coronavirus After first 10 days, receive no less than 2/3 employee regular rate of pay. Not to exceed $200 per day, $10,000 in the aggregate Cannot require employee to use other paid leave first. Expands current FMLA definition of parent Includes Multi-Employer Bargaining Agreements Exempts small businesses with…

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