There are two exemptions from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that pertain to physician practices.
- Small Business with fewer than 50 employees.
- Healthcare Provider exemption.
The attached link has the information regarding the exemptions below: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions
Employee Paid Leave Act – Small Business Exception:
“4. If providing childcare-related paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave at my business with fewer than 50 employees would jeopardize the viability of my business as a going concern, how do I take advantage of the small business exemption?
To elect this small business exemption, you should document why your business with fewer than 50 employees meets the criteria set forth by the Department, which will be addressed in more detail in forthcoming regulations.”
Employee Paid Leave Act – Healthcare Provider Exception:
“56. Who is a “health care provider” who may be excluded by their employer from paid sick leave and/or expanded family and medical leave?
For the purposes of employees who may be exempted from paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave by their employer under the FFCRA, a health care provider is anyone employed at any doctor’s office, hospital, health care center, clinic, the post-secondary educational institution offering health care instruction, medical school, local health department or agency, nursing facility, retirement facility, nursing home, home health care provider, any facility that performs laboratory or medical testing, pharmacy, or any similar institution, employer, or entity.
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