Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) & Emergency Responders
Board to consider a resolution excluding emergency responders from certain provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
- Background of Subject Matter
- The FFCRA requires employers to provide paid leave for certain COVID-19 situations while allowing the exclusion of emergency responders from portions of the Act, including the Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.
- Additional Background
- Because of the critical services provided to the community by the Village's sworn law enforcement personnel and firefighter/paramedics, we cannot safely function without the full operational capacity of these vital staff members.
- Staff recommends approval of the resolution to exclude emergency responders from reasons #4 and #5 of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and from the entirety of the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.