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Department of Labor Begins Issuing Family First Coronavirus Response Act Guidelines

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Thu, 03/26/2020
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On March 25, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) announced its new Families First Coronavirus Response Act posting. The posting must be physically posted with all other required labor law postings. Also, employers can comply with the posting requirement by sending current employees and new hires working remotely the posting through U.S. mail, electronic mail, or by posting on an employee website. The DOL has also provided online responses to FAQs regarding this posting requirement.

The DOL has also issued informal FAQ-type guidance on the Act itself, covering how the e-FMLA and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act work together; whether employers can get credit for paid sick leave provided before the Act takes effect on April 1 (they cannot). The DOL is expected to release formal regulations clarifying the Act within the next week to address, among other things, how the DOL plans to handle small employers (under 50 employees) who may seek an exemption from the Act’s provisions.

If you would like to discuss the impact these developments may have on you and your business, please contact Laura V. Farber or Rita M. Diaz to discuss this legislation, the new developments, or any other issues you are facing.