On April 3, 2020, TAUD issued TAUD COVID-19 UPDATE:
Employer Paid Leave Requirements in the Families First Coronavirus
Response Act. This April 3, 2020 Update described the emergency paid sick
leave and expanded paid family and medical leave which state and local
governments are required to give their employees beginning April 1, 2020.
The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hours Division, (USDOL)
adopted a temporary rule which became effective on April 2, 2020, in
which it exercised the discretion given to it under the Families First
Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) to allow employers to exempt certain
employees from the emergency paid sick leave and the expanded paid family
and medical leave requirements in the FFCRA. Two of these exemptions are
available to water, sewer and natural gas utilities operated by utility
districts, utility authorities, and municipal and county water systems.
(See Attachment for full details)