With many families facing uncertainty involving their children’s schools, questions about the applicability of the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) continue to come up.
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The EFMLEA applies only when you are on leave to care for your child whose school or place of care is closed, or whose childcare provider is unavailable, because of COVID-19-related reasons.
Employees are entitled to 12 weeks of EFMLEA leave under the FFCRA (except if employed by an exempt employer). Of those 12