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Emergency Related Sick Leave (ERSL)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020. 

There are 3 types of Paid Time Off (PTO) because of COVID-19:

  • ERSL: Emergency related sick leave of 2 weeks
  • ERSL: Dependent sick at 2/3 rate
  • FMLA: Expansion pay for weeks 3-12

This presentation is not intended to give you any direction as to which PTO types you are required to include in the EBMS Payroll system. We recomend that you contact your business consultant, accountant, or payroll processor to verify how or what you need to change in EBMS.

(Video) 5 Steps to Configure EBMS for ERSL Sick Pay


In today's video, Jake Esh explains the five steps to configuring EBMS for ERSL sick pay. He explains the two sections of the act. The first part is focused on sick pay and the sickness of a dependant. The second part has to do with extended leave beyond 2 weeks.

This video covers 5 steps to configure EBMS for ERSL Sick Pay:

  1. Create and setup the Sick Pay Type with correct settings
    Reference Sick and Leave Pay instructions
  2. Setup Worker Pay Rates
    Reference Changing Employee Information instructions
  3. Enter benefit pay in the timecard
    Reference Entering Timecards instructions
  4. Calculate taxes (Advanced)
    Reference Calculating Taxes instructions
  5. How to show benefit pay on pay checks
    Reference Printing Pay Checks instructions

Reach out to the support team if you have questions.We will get through this situation together! 

The Eagle Support Team
717-442-3247 x2