Sick with COVID-19 (Certified by a medical professional) or Quarantined due to potential exposure to COVID-19 (Certified by a medical professional)

  1. FMLA LEAVE

    1. You may be eligible for FMLA leave which may qualify you for state provided wage benefits as stated below.
       

    2. Please send an email to LeaveofAbsences@gillig.com as soon as you have been diagnosed or quarantined by a doctor and HR will walk you through the process.
       

    3. You must complete GILLIG LOA form and provide a medical certification from a doctor.

       

  2. PAY​

    1. You may qualify for State Disability Insurance (SDI).
       

    2. If eligible, SDI provides up to 1 year of short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work related illness, injury, or pregnancy.
       

    3. One week waiting period has been waived for COVID-19 related claims.
       

    4. File a claim for SDI through California Employment Development Department (EDD) at https://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/Options_to_File_for_DI_Benefits.htm as soon as you have been diagnosed or quarantined.

      • Benefit amounts are approximately 60% of wages (depending on income) and range from $50 - $1300 a week. You may supplement these wages by using unused paid time off benefits (i.e. sick, floating holiday or vacation pay). Please see below section ○.
         

      • Below are examples of potential SDI payouts at 60%:

        1. Teamster - Specialist B Assembler
          SDI Payment $32.03/hr x 40 hrs x 60% = $768.72/wk

           

        2. Teamster – Journeyperson Assembler
          SDI Payment $34.94/hr x 40 hrs x 60% = $838.56/wk

           

        3. Painter – Specialist BSDI
          Payment $35.05/hr x 40 hrs x 60% = $841.20/wk

           

        4. Painter – Journeyperson
          SDI Payment $37.96/hr x 40 hrs x 60% = $911.04/wk

           

      • Go to https://www.edd.cgov/Disability/Calculating_DI_Benefit_Payment_Amounts.htm for additional details on how SDI benefit are calculated. Or
         

      • Go to https://www.edd.cgov/Disability/PFL_Calculator.htm to use the EDD claim calculator to calculate your specific amount.
         

    • Unused Paid Time Off (sick, floating holiday or vacation pay)

      1. You may use unused sick, floating holiday or vacation pay to supplement your state disability wages (SDI) up to 40%.
         

        • Below are some examples of potential paid time off payouts at 40%:

        1. Teamster – Specialist B Assembler
          $32.03/hr x 40 hrs x 40% = $512.48/wk or 16 hrs/wk

           

        2. Teamster – Journeyperson Assembler
          $34.94/hr x 40 hrs x 40% = $559.04/wk or 16 hrs/wk

           

        3. Painter – Specialist B
          $35.05/hr x 40 hrs x 40% = $560.80/wk or 16 hrs/wk

           

        4. Painter – Journeyperson
          $37.96/hr x 40 hrs x 40% = $607.36/wk or 16 hrs/wk

           

        • If you exhaust all your unused sick, floating holiday and vacation pay we are offering employees the option to use 1 year of accrued sick, floating holiday, or vacation pay in advance (i.e. this pay would be granted on your next anniversary).

           

  3. BENEFITS

    • Health Benefits

    1. Teamsters – You will be eligible for up to 6 months of paid benefit coverage if you are on FMLA leave. If your leave extends beyond 6 months you will be eligible for COBRA Benefits at your own cost.
       

    2. Painters – You will be eligible for a minimum of 3 months of paid benefit coverage if you are on FMLA leave. To determine if you are eligible for more than 3 months please contact Painters Union at http://www.dc16iupat.org or (925) 245-1080.
       

    • Retirement

    1. Automotive Industries – must have at minimum 1 hour of work in the month to be eligible for the monthly contribution. Hours worked include vacation, floating holiday, bereavement, and/or jury duty. Sick hours are not considered worked hours.
       

    2. Western Conference – contributions are based on hours worked capping at 2080 hours in a year. Hours worked include vacation, sick, floating holiday, bereavement, and/or jury duty.
       

    3. 401(k) – must have a minimum of 8 hours worked in the month to receive monthly contribution. Hours worked include vacation, sick, floating holiday, bereavement, and/or jury duty.

       

  4. UNION

    • You must notify the Union as soon as you are placed on a leave of absence

    1. Teamster

      • Teamsters Benefit Trust – please complete the blue Leave form and submit it to the address provided on the form or contact the Teamsters Benefit Trust at 510-796-4676 or 800-533-0119.
         

      • Suspend Union Dues – please go to XXX and submit a request to suspend your Union Dues while you are on leave.
         

    2. Painters – TBD

       

  5. OTHER

    • We have waived or altered many of our policies as it relates to attendance. Please refer to the COVID Temporary Policy document for further details.