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Expanded Unemployment, & Family Medical Leave (FMLA)

Improved COVID Unemployment Benefits

The State of Michigan has expanded unemployment benefits for Michigan

Paid Sick Leave and Expanded (Self and) Family Medical Leave

Generally you can take paid sick leave because you are unable to work

  • Under a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
  • Since you’ve been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine for reasons related to COVID-19;
  • (3) are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and are seeking medical diagnosis.

If you are taking expanded family and medical leave, you may take paid sick leave for the first ten days of that leave period, or you may substitute any accrued vacation leave, personal leave, or medical or sick leave you have under your employer’s policy. For the following ten weeks, you will be paid for your leave at an amount no less than 2/3 of your regular rate of pay for the hours you would be normally scheduled to work. The regular rate of pay used to calculate this amount must be at or above the federal minimum wage, or the applicable state or local minimum wage. However, you will not receive more than $200 per day or $12,000 for the twelve weeks that include both paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave when you are on leave to care for your child whose school or place of care is closed, or child care provider is unavailable, due to COVID-19 related reasons.