COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Expired

Federal laws requiring employers to provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave and voluntary sick leave credits expired on September 30, 2021.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) required covered employers (those with less than 500 employees) to provide eligible employees with paid sick and expanded family and medical leave for certain COVID-19 related reasons. The requirement that employers provide paid sick or expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA employer mandate provisions applied to leave taken or requested during the effective period of April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Employers who chose to provide such leave between January 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021 may be eligible for additional employer tax credits.

Small businesses with less than 50 employees may qualify for an exemption if some requirements would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern.

Please contact Stanfield + O’Dell if you have questions about the sick leave tax credits that may be available to you or your business.