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American Rescue Plan Act RESETS hours for Paid Sick Leave

As some of you may know, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed last month. Previously we thought that the paid sick leave was just continued. In fact, the time was reset effective 4/1. Anyone who uses time after April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021 will have 80 hours to use, regardless of whether or not they used the previous 80 hours that was available from March 2020 through March 2021.

In addition, they have added some reasons to use the paid sick leave:
  • The worker is getting a COVID-19 vaccine
  • The employee is recovering from complications due to receiving the vaccine
  • The worker is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or diagnosis for coronavirus
Please read the attached article from Society for Human Resource Management for more details here.

For additional clarification from JDSupra you can click here.