This is from the US Department of Labor –
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
This link is full of so much information that I am just pasting the link here for you to access it. I hope it works for everyone. And if you do not make it all the way down to question 59, this is it, I thought is may e of interest to all of you.
- If I am a small business with fewer than 50 employees, am I exempt from the requirements to provide paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave?
A small business is exempt from certain paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave requirements if providing an employee such leave would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern. This means a small business is exempt from mandated paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave requirements only if the:
employer employs fewer than 50 employees;
leave is requested because the child’s school or place of care is closed, or child care provider is unavailable, due to COVID-19 related reasons; and
an authorized officer of the business has determined that at least one of the three conditions described in Question 58 is satisfied.
The Department encourages employers and employees to collaborate to reach the best solution for maintaining the business and ensuring employee safety.