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COVID-19: U.S. Department of Labor Issues FFCRA Employee Notice, Fact Sheet, FAQs, and Field Bulletin

Following the recent passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) issued a Notice to be posted in a conspicuous place and made accessible to employees regarding emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for child care. The USDOL also released a Fact Sheet and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. These documents should assist employers with compliance requirements and employees with understanding their benefits and protections.

FFCRA: Fact Sheets: Employer Expanded Family and Medical Leave Requirements

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FFCRA: Questions and Answers

FFCRA: Notice of Employee Rights for Non-Federal Workers

Notice Q&A: If the workforce is teleworking, an employer may satisfy the conspicuous posting on premises requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.

Field Assistance Bulletin: 30-day Temporary Non-Enforcement Period

The USDOL has stated that it will not bring enforcement actions against any public or private employer for violations of the FFCRA occurring within 30 days of the enactment of the FFCRA (March 18 through April 17, 2020) provided that the employer has made reasonable, good faith efforts to comply with the FFCRA.