See below about paid leave and additional resources.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Leave Requirements Expired on December 31, 2020.
The emergency paid "sick leave" and expanded "family and medical leave" requirements of the FFCRA are no longer mandated as of December 31, 2020. (Employers, however, can still be sued for violating these provisions while they were in effect.) The American Rescue Plan did not renew these provisions.
Employers Can Take FFCRA Tax Credits Through September 30, 2021.
Although FFCRA leave is no longer required, the American Rescue Plan allows employers to use paid leave tax credits until September 30, 2021. The bill allows employers to recover costs providing required FFCRA leave in 2020, and to voluntarily provide paid emergency “sick leave” and emergency “family and medical leave” through September 30, 2021.
Arizona’s Paid Sick Time Law
Employers are required to provide all part-time employees at least twenty-four hours and all full-time employees at least forty hours of paid sick time annually. Paid sick time can be used for a myriad of COVID-19 related events, including when:
1. An employee or family member is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
2. An employee or family member has been diagnosed with and/or is being treated for COVID-19.
3. An employee’s workplace has been closed by order of a public official.
4. An employee needs to care for a child whose school or place of care has been closed by order of a public official.
5. A public health official determines an employee or family member’s presence in the community may jeopardize the health of others due to exposure to COVID-19.
Q: What agency in the Federal government should I be reaching out to if I have questions as an employer or employee?
A: You can reach out to the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division by calling their toll-free helpline: 1-866-4-USWAGE (1-866-487-9243), your call will be directed to the nearest division office for assistance to have your questions answered. You can also access support at webapps.dol.gov/contactwhd/ or at www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic.