A New Sick Leave Requirement: COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program

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田文

美国麻州执照针灸师, 中医师

文针灸诊所高级针灸师, 高级中医师

麻省药物卫生大学新英格兰针灸学院教师.

世界中医联合会儿童健康与教育专业委员会常务理事会

全美针灸考试委员会NCCAOM继续再教育课程讲师

加州针灸委员会继续再教育课程讲师

从事针灸中药临床工作20余年. 自2008年至今,在新英格兰针灸学校教授中药学,方剂学,高级针法,经典介绍等课程。具有丰富的中英文教学经验,很受学生欢迎。做过多次微信专业讲座,广受专业人士欢迎。 2016年4月作为演讲嘉宾参加世中联儿童健康与教育专业委员会大会并当选为常务理事。2016年12月受邀参加第二届全美中医药学会暨中医院校海外校友会大会并做演讲发言。2019年11月-12月,2020年1月,举办两期古典针术六讲研习班,推广本人独创的以经典为依据的针灸方法。

精研黄帝内经等中医古籍,并有文章《灵枢治疗经筋病的方法—燔针劫刺》发表在中国针灸杂志2012年第11期。

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Author: 戴晨方律師
Date: 
2021-07-29

Under Chapter 16 of the Acts of 2021, from May 28, 2021, the employers are required to provide employees up to 40 hours of COVID-19 Massachusetts Emergency Paid Sick Leave (MA EPSL) when the employees are unable to work due to specific qualifying reasons related to the pandemic. The MA EPSL is effective until the earlier of Sept. 30 or until reimbursement funds are depleted. Under MA EPSL provisions, such sick leave benefit is in addition to existing paid time-off benefits offered by employers or required by law (such as earned sick time), subject to some limited exceptions. While all employers (except the federal government) must provide the MA EPSL, they are eligible to be reimbursed for the costs of MA EPSL from a newly established state fund.

 

Qualifying Reasons for Leave

Under the MA EPSL, all employees are able to take the leave if it is due to following reasons:[1]

an employee’s need to:

  • 1. self-isolate and care for themself because they have been diagnosed with COVID-19;
  • 2. get a medical diagnosis, care, or treatment for COVID-19 symptoms; or
  • 3. get or recover from a COVID-19 immunization;
  • 4. an employee’s need to care for a family member who:

  1. must self-isolate due to a COVID-19 diagnosis; or


  2. needs medical diagnosis, care, or treatment for COVID-19 symptoms;


  3. 5. a quarantine order or similar determination regarding the employee by a local, state, or federal public official, a health authority having jurisdiction, or a health care provider;


  4. 6. an employee’s need to care for a family member due to a quarantine order or similar determination regarding the family member by a local, state, or federal public official, a health authority having jurisdiction, the family member’s employer, or a health care provider; or


  5. 7. an employee’s inability to telework due to COVID-19 symptoms.


  6. Note that, in general, employers may not require employees to use other types of available paid leave before they use COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave. Similarly, employers may not require employees to search for or find a replacement worker to cover the time the employee will miss while using COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave

Amount of Leaves

The Employers shall provide the duration of the leave based on the working hours of the employee per week. [2]

1. Employees working 40 hours or more per week are entitled to 40 hours of MA EPSL.

2. Employees who regularly work fewer than 40 hours per week, employers must provide leave in an amount that is equal to the average number of hours that such employee works per week.

3. Employees whose schedule and weekly hours vary from week to week, employers must provide leave that is equal to the average number of hours that the employee was scheduled to work per week over the previous 6-months.

4. If an employee with a variable schedule has not worked for the employer for 6 months, the employer must provide leave that is equal to the number of hours per week that the employee reasonably expected to work when hired.

5. The maximum amount an employer is required to pay per employee, and the maximum amount for which the employer may seek reimbursement for any one employee, is $850 (including cost of benefits).

 

Employees are required to provide notice to employers of the need for MA EPSL as soon as practicable or foreseeable. And Employers are required to provide a copy to all employees and post a notice regarding MA EPSL. For more information on how to apply for reimbursement and details of the MA EPSL, please visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-temporary-emergency-paid-sick....

 

[1] https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-temporary-emergency-paid-sick... [2] https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-temporary-emergency-paid-sick...

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