DOL Issues Additional Materials On Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Volume: 19 | Issue: 13
March 17, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued additional materials to help employers apply the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act).
First, the DOL has taken the position that the paid leave requirements of the FFCRA go into effect April 1, instead of April 2 as many of us previously believed.
Second, the Act requires employers to post a notice of rights in a conspicuous place in the workplace. The DOL has prepared a poster for the FFCRA and has answered some questions employers may have about this posting requirement. Please note that we believe this poster’s reference to a $12,000 cap on public health emergency FMLA leave (rather than $10,000) to be an error that will eventually be corrected.
Third, the DOL continues to add to its FAQs about the FFCRA; employers should be sure to review this document and check it periodically for updates.
Fourth, the DOL has posted answers to questions on applying the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act in light of COVID-19.
We will continue to keep you posted on other DOL developments in the days to come. As always, if you have questions, reach out to a KZA attorney via email.

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