COVID-Related Changes to Paid Sick Leave

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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) extended employee paid sick leave due to COVID-related reasons through September 30, 2021. In addition, ARPA created three new qualifying reasons for when an employee can take this kind of leave:

1) The employee is getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

2) The employee is recovering from an injury, disability, or illness related to a COVID-19 vaccine.

3) The employee is waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test or at the employer's See more +

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) extended employee paid sick leave due to COVID-related reasons through September 30, 2021. In addition, ARPA created three new qualifying reasons for when an employee can take this kind of leave:

1) The employee is getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

2) The employee is recovering from an injury, disability, or illness related to a COVID-19 vaccine.

3) The employee is waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test or at the employer's request.

The good news is that employers may claim a tax credit for providing up to 10 days of paid sick leave to individual employees, or up to 12 weeks of paid family leave, subject to the new non-discriminatory rules put in place by ARPA. See less -

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