Employers Get First Round of Guidance on New Family Leave Law

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employers and employees about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1.
The guidance – provided in a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers and a Questions and Answers document – addresses critical questions, such as:
  • How an employer must count the number of their employees to determine coverage;
  • How small businesses can obtain an exemption;
  • How to count hours for part-time employees; and
  • How to calculate the wages employees are entitled to under this law.
Pursuant to the Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) each covered employer must post in a conspicuous place on its premises a notice of FFCRA requirements.
The United States Department of Labor has today issued a model notice which can be found here: