Work for a Large* Employer? Understanding your Benefit Eligibility

 

Work for a Large* Employer?
Understanding your Benefit Eligibility
The Covid-19 pandemic has created enormous disruptions to the U.S. and
global economies. Workers who are now unemployed, furloughed, or working
reduced hours may be eligible for various compensation, fringe benefit, and
unemployment benefit programs.
Eligibility for these programs depends on a variety of factors, particularly
the size of your employer. This decision chart is designed to help determine
which program(s) and benefit(s) an individual may be eligible for during
the COVID-19 pandemic if you work for an employer with more than 500
employees. If you work for an employer with fewer than 500 employees, you
have additional federal paid leave rights under the Families First Coronavirus
Relief Act (FFCRA). Go here for more information.
PLEASE NOTE THAT:
• Eligibility is based on many factors. This chart is designed to be a baseline
guide only.
• Workers should check their own states and municipalities for more
information on what may be available to them. (The National Conference
of State Legislatures has a tracker of state by state unemployment provisions
here and paid sick leave laws here.)
• IAM employers are likely to have more detailed—and perhaps generous—
policies and benefits related to paid time off, furlough, layoff, and recall.
• Workers should check their individual collective bargaining
agreements (CBAs) for these provisions.
• In addition, the IAM can bargain over Covid-19 related issues.
• The federal government has allocated hundreds of billions of dollars
in loans and grants to businesses of various sizes—and much of it is
contingent upon retaining employees and payroll. We should check
with each individual employer to find out if they have received any of
this money, and what implications it might have for increased employee
retention and/or benefits. You can check here to see if your employer is
participating in one of these federal programs.
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* A large company is defined as one that employs at least 500 workers, both represented and unrepresented,
across all U.S. locations.
I can
work but
fear COVID-19
exposure * This chart was created for the employees of companies
with over 500 employees, both represented and unrepresented,
across all U.S. locations. Employees of smaller businesses
have additional leave options under federal law.
** Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation is for
weeks of unemployment from April 1 – July 31, 2020.
Apply for PUA. Eligible for an additional
$600/week in Pandemic Unemployment
Compensation if receiving PUA.
Large* EmployerCOVID-19 Decision Chart
Apply for state unemployment insurance to
make up the difference
There is work
for me but
I can’t work
because of
COVID-19
Check CBA for accrued paid sick leave, state/
local paid sick leave laws, regular FMLA
If still losing compensation, apply for PUA.
Eligible for an additional $600/week in Pandemic
Unemployment Compensation if receiving PUA.
If still losing compensation and family member is
diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19,
apply for PUA. Eligible for additional $600/week
in Pandemic Unemployment Compensation if
receiving PUA.
If state has STC/Shared Work/Work Share
program, negotiate with employer to participate
If state does not provide unemployment for
partial loss of hours or otherwise ineligible for
state benefits, apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance** (PUA) through state.
Eligible for additional $600/week in Pandemic
Unemployment Compensation if receiving
any unemployment under an STC agreement.
Eligible for additional $600/week in Pandemic
Unemployment Compensation if receiving
either regular unemployment or PUA.
I am sick with COVID-19
I must care for an ill family member
I must stay at home to care for a family
member because school, child care or other
care facility is closed because of COVID-19
If still losing compensation, apply for PUA if ineligible for state unemployment compensation.
Eligible for an additional $600/week in Pandemic
Unemployment Compensation if receiving PUA.
Bargain paid leave, check state laws
Bargain paid leave, check state laws If still losing compensation, apply for PUA.
Eligible for additional $600/week in Pandemic
Unemployment Compensation if receiving PUA.
Check CBA for accrued paid sick leave, state/
local paid sick leave laws, regular FMLA
I am
working less
because
of COVID-19
Check CBA for accrued paid sick leave, state/
local paid sick leave laws, regular FMLA
Check CBA for personal time off or leave
without pay
I am at high risk and under a health care
provider’s order to stay at home.
I would rather not work, or am afraid to
work, for fear of contracting Covid-19 in the
workplace, but I have NOT been advised by
a medical professional to see.

 

Updated: May 7, 2020 — 12:49 pm