Coronavirus Policy

In response to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) Cornerstone Valley will provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. 

Cornerstone Valley employees are eligible for:

 

  • Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis; or 

  • Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay because the employee is unable to work because of a bona fide need to care for an individual subject to quarantine (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), or to care for a child (under 18 years of age) whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19, and/or the employee is experiencing a substantially similar condition as specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Labor; and 

  • Up to an additional 10 weeks of paid expanded family and medical leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay where an employee, who has been employed for at least 30 calendar days, is unable to work due to a bona fide need for leave to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19. 

 

Eligible Employees: All employees are eligible for two weeks of paid sick time for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Employees employed for at least 30 days are eligible for up to an additional 10 weeks of paid family leave to care for a child under certain circumstances related to COVID-19.

FMLA defines “child” as biological, adopted, or foster child; a step-child, a legal ward; or a child of a person taking the place of a parent.  

 

Qualifying Reasons for Leave: 

Under the FFCRA, an employee qualifies for paid sick time if the employee is unable to work (or unable to telework) due to a need for leave because the employee: 

  1. Is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;

  2. has been advised by a healthcare provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19;

  3. is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;

  4. is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self- quarantine as described in (2); 

  5. is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed (or childcare provider is unavailable) for reasons related to COVID-19; or 

  6. is experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of Labor and Treasury (for a current list of qualifying circumstances, communicate with CVI HR)

Under the FFCRA, an employee qualifies for expanded family leave if the employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed (or childcare provider is unavailable) for reasons related to COVID-19. 

 

Notice:

-Where leave is foreseeable, an employee must provide notice of leave to Cornerstone Valley on the day the employee is notified of their need for leave, and send all documentation requiring leave to CVI HR Department. 

-For Qualifying Reasons #1,2,3,4 and 6: Approved leave will correspond with the specific timeframe allocated by the submitted documentation. If no dates are provided in the order, that employee must send daily email updates to HR Department in order to continue receiving paid sick time. CVI HR may request additional documentation for continued leave. 

-For qualifying reason #5: Employee must send weekly updates to CVI HR of continued need for leave due to lack of childcare.

 

Duration of Leave: 

-For reasons (1)-(4) and (6): A full-time employee is eligible for 80 hours of leave, and a part-time employee is eligible for the number of hours of leave that the employee works on average over a two-week period. 

-For reason (5): A full-time employee is eligible for up to 12 weeks of leave (two weeks of paid sick leave followed by up to 10 weeks of paid expanded family & medical leave) at 40 hours a week, and a part-time employee is eligible for leave for the number of hours that the employee is normally scheduled to work over that period. 

 

Calculation of Pay:

-For leave reasons (1), (2), or (3): employees taking leave are entitled to pay at either their regular rate or the applicable minimum wage, whichever is higher, up to $511 per day and $5,110 in the aggregate (over a 2-week period). 

-For leave reasons (4) or (6): employees taking leave are entitled to pay at 2/3 their regular rate or 2/3 the applicable minimum wage, whichever is higher, up to $200 per day and $2,000 in the aggregate (over a 2-week period). 

-For leave reason (5): employees taking leave are entitled to pay at 2/3 their regular rate or 2/3 the applicable minimum wage, whichever is higher, up to $200 per day and $12,000 in the aggregate (over a 12-week period).

-Under the Act, special rules apply for Health Care Providers and Emergency Responders.

-Paid sick time provided under this Act does not carryover from one year to the next.

-Employees are not entitled to reimbursement for unused leave upon termination, resignation, retirement, or other separation from employment. 

-An employee may elect to substitute any accrued vacation leave, or medical or sick leave for the first two weeks of partial paid leave under this section. 

 

Non-Retaliation

Cornerstone Valley will not require employees to find a replacement to cover his or her scheduled work hours. 

-Cornerstone Valley will not retaliate against any employee who takes leave in accordance with this act, nor any employee who files a complaint or participates in a proceeding related to the act – including a proceeding that seeks to enforce the act.  

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