If you need additional leave at the end of 2 weeks, you may be able to take an additional 10 weeks of paid leave if:
- you are unable to work/telework because your child’s school or daycare is closed due to COVID-19, or
- your child’s care provider is unavailable due to Covid-19.
Who is eligible for the additional 10 weeks of leave?
You must have worked for at least 30 days to be eligible for the leave. You are also eligible if
- you were laid off on or after March 1, 2020, and
- you worked for the employer at least 30 of the last 60 calendar days prior to the layoff, and
- you were rehired by the employer.
How much leave can I take?
You can take up to 12 weeks.
How much will I get paid?
The first 10 days (2 weeks) are unpaid, but these days can be combined with other leave. For example, you could use Emergency Paid Sick Leave time to cover the first 80 hours (2 weeks). You can also use any vacation, personal leave, or sick leave you have for the 2 unpaid weeks.
After 10 days, your employer must pay you 2/3 of your wages, up to $200 per day or $10,000 total.
Who pays me?
You are paid by your employer.
What if my employer won’t let me take leave or won’t pay me during my leave?
File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. You can file online at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd or call 1-866-487-9243, TTY:1-877-889-5627.