Mandatory Paid Leave Ends with the Expiration of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Under FFCRA, EIU was required to provide employees with up to 2 weeks of paid sick leave for COVID-19 related illnesses. With the expiration of the FFCRA on December 31, 2020, employees will be required to use their own personal leave balances for any illness relating to COVID-19.
Employees who have been mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health to isolate/quarantine should report such time as sick leave and/or vacation leave on their timesheets/leave reports. The expiration of the Act does not interfere with an employee's obligation to continue to follow/quarantine orders issued by the IDPH.
If you would like to read more about the expiration of FFCRA's paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave, please visit this website: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20201231-1
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Deferral Limits will not increase for 2021
The IRS announced that pension limitations governing the 457 plans will not increase for 2021. Therefore, the elective deferral (contribution) limit for employees who participate in deferred compensation remain at $19,500 limits to $39,000. The age 50 catch-up contribution limit will also remain at $6,500 making the total contribution limit for those aged 50 and older $26,000 for the 2021 tax year.