HR Beat Survey Result: Are Companies Still Providing Paid Leave for COVID-Related Reasons?

With the September 30 expiration of the tax credits (thanks to Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the American Rescue Plan Act) for paid leave due to COVID-19-related reasons, a frequent question on the hotline has been this:

What are other companies doing when employees are absent due to quarantine, a positive COVID test, or COVID symptoms? Are they giving them paid sick leave or requiring them to use their own PTO/sick time? What about smaller companies?

Jeff Lucas, ERA’s Survey Manager and HR Consultant, facilitated an HR Beat survey last week to answer this question. For the full set of answers from 176 participants, click here.

And because we love charts, here is the basic breakdown by company size:

 

Survey results by company size

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