Employer Alert: New Federal Coronavirus Leave Guidance
The U.S. Department of Labor has released some guidance for the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) which was enacted on March 18, 2020. The law goes into effect on April 1, 2020. Our labor and employment attorneys are here to break it down for you.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has now issued three forms of guidance to help employers and employees understand how the FFCRA will take effect: a fact sheet for employers, a fact sheet for employees and a question-and-answer document. The DOL has also issued an employee notice (with an accompanying question-and-answer document) summarizing employee’s rights under the FFCRA that employers must post or otherwise provide to employees. All of these documents are attached to this Alert.
Importantly, this new guidance does not take the place of the regulations that the DOL is expected to publish in the near future. Here is a summary of the new guidance:
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