On March 19, 2020, Goldberg Segalla’s Employment and Labor team issued an alert summarizing the basic requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) while noting that many questions about how the Act would be interpreted and implemented were unanswered. On March 25, 2020, Goldberg Segalla’s Employment & Labor team issued an alert advising that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division provided its first published guidance to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the FFCRA when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.
Since our last alert, the DOL has continued to issue further guidance, expanding its 14 question FAQ to a 59 question FAQ, while answering many additional questions are being raised by employers. The DOL’s full FAQ can be accessed here: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers.
The DOL has also issued its workplace poster for the FFCRA, which can be found here. All employers with fewer than 500 employees who are covered by the new law are required to post notice. The DOL’s poster FAQ page explains how the poster must be posted.
The DOL has revised this notice on two occasions since it was originally posted. Check the DOL’s website to download the most recent notice and to ensure that you remain current with all notice requirements.
Goldberg Segalla’s Employment and Labor team will continue monitoring this situation and report on significant developments and further guidance issued from the DOL or other authorities.
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