I wanted to expand upon the information given regarding the US DOL’s change in temporary regulations on intermittent FFCRA leave. These changes took effect today upon publication in the Federal Register (available here: https://www.federalregister.
Under the revised regulations:
* If their child’s school/childcare is completely closed or unavailable, employees have continuous FFCRA available to them, but can only take intermittent leave with their employer’s permission (for example, if the employee only seeks leave for M/W/F because they have alternative childcare for T/Th).
* If their child’s school/childcare is on a hybrid schedule, employees can take intermittent leave without employer consent. The US DOL views this not as a true intermittent leave, but rather as a separate reason for taking leave every day the school/childcare is closed.
* Note that this only applies where hybrid learning is the only option available at the child’s school, not when a parent elects out of a full in-person option.
* Absent employer agreement to smaller increments, intermittent leave can only be taken in full day increments.
* All other reasons for taking FFCRA leave (subject to a government order to quarantine, advised by a health care provider to quarantine, experiencing covid symptoms and seeking a diagnosis, caring for an individual who is quarantining) – intermittent FFCRA leave is not available if you are working at the worksite; if teleworking, the employer and employee can agree to intermittent leave.
* Documentation supporting the reason for taking FFCRA leave must be given as soon as practicable (not prior to the leave as the US DOL previously stated).
* Notice of the need to take expanded FMLA leave (child’s school/childcare is closed or unavailable) must be given as soon as practicable. Notice of the non-childcare reasons for taking FFCRA leave (those listed above) must be given after the first workday (or portion thereof) the employee takes FFCRA leave.
These changes have been reflected in the US DOL’s FFCRA FAQ, https://www.dol.gov/agencies/
NJEA announces remote Convention for 2020The 2020 New Jersey Education Association Convention, scheduled for Nov. 5-6, will be held remotely, NJEA announced today. Following extensive consideration of the factors involved in holding a traditional in-person event in the context of a global pandemic and the uncertainty of what social distancing and other safety precautions will be necessary in the fall, NJEA has decided to proceed with a remote event this year. The 2020 NJEA Convention will focus on providing high-quality remote professional learning opportunities for New Jersey’s public-school educators while planning continues for a traditional in-person event in 2021. Read More Here
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