Update: April 2, 2020
Company Contact Information-Emergency Only
Baltimore: 301-356-8845 (MGR)
Florida: 407-885-2604, 689-205-7446, 407-902-4323
Ohio: 614-549-4985 or 614-549-2306
Safety Director: 410-303-0554
Regional Body Shops: 407-489-5401
Regional Detail Shops: 678-403-9520 or 407-635-7018
POTENTIAL COVID-19 LEAVE OF ABSENCE BENEFITS
To: All Employees
Frank’s Detail, Inc. (“the Company”) provides leave of absence benefits in accordance with all state and federal laws, as well as those additional benefits outlined in our Employee Handbook. The new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) provides two new statutory leave benefits for qualifying employees: Emergency Sick Paid Leave (“ESPL”) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act Leave (“E-FMLA”). By law, these benefits are only available to our employees on or after April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
Under the FFCRA, employees are eligible for up to two weeks of fully or partially paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons (see poster at www.dol.gov or click on COVID Poster Icon). Employees who have been employed for at least 30 days prior to their leave request may be eligible for up to an additional 10 weeks of partially paid expanded family and medical leave for caring for his or her child whose school or place of are is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) due to COVID-19 related reasons. All of the details are listed in the attached poster and documentation will be required for many of the items (see below). You may also review this act on www.dol.gov.
Required Documentation for Need for Leave
All employees should give reasonable notice as soon as practical that they wish to apply for the FFCRA benefit. An employee must provide a completed Leave of Absence form (statement) containing:
The employee's name.
The date(s) for which leave is requested.
The coronavirus-qualifying reason for leave.
A statement that the employee can't work or telework because of this reason.
The employee must also provide the name of the government entity that issued the quarantine or isolation order to which the employee is subject, if that is the reason for paid sick leave.
An employee seeking leave because he or she is self-quarantined must provide the name of the health care provider making the quarantine recommendation. Someone caring for a person who is quarantined must provide either the government entity that issued the quarantine or isolation order or the name of the health care provider who advised the individual to self-quarantine.
An employee requesting expanded family and medical leave must provide:
The name of the child being cared for.
The name of the school, place of care or child care provider that closed or became unavailable due to coronavirus reasons.
A statement representing that no other suitable person is available to care for the child during the period of the requested leave.
The normal FMLA certification rules apply to an employee's own serious health condition related to the coronavirus and to the employee's need to care for a spouse, son, daughter or parent with a serious health condition.
If an employee fails to give proper notice, the Human Resources Department will send a notice of the failure and give the employee an opportunity to provide the required documentation prior to denying the request for leave.
If any of the qualifying reasons related to COVID-19 apply to you, please contact Yamel Colón, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: 689-222-8348 to receive a Leave of Absence Form via email and discuss documentation requirements.
Frank’s Detail will support you and your family in any way possible. Please feel free to contact Yamel Colon at 689-222-8348 or me at 407-885-2604 or email@example.com.
Diane Y. Williams, SHRM-SCP
Human Resources Director