Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Under the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act, you may be eligible for up to twelve weeks of paid leave, in addition to what you are entitled to under the NAGE Collective Bargaining Agreement, for employees who need to take time off for reasons related to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This law goes into effect on April 1, 2020 and expires on December 31, 2020. It is not retroactive. For the first two weeks of this leave, eligible employees receive their full pay. For up to ten additional weeks, eligible employees receive two-thirds of their regular pay under this law.
This law is quite complicated and we urge you to refer to the US Department of Labor Paid Leave Rights websites below to see how the law applies to your situation.
Please reach out to your NAGE Local President with further questions.
DOL: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
DOL: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers