• Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

    Update on Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): FMLA Paid Leave Expansion and Emergency Paid Sick Leave

    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has issued the following information regarding the recently passed provisions for paid leave that explains the different provisions.

    Here are the links for the following:

    FFRCA Fact Sheet: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave

    FFCRA Questions & Answers: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

    According to the DOL Guidance, the Act takes effect April 1, 2020.

    FFCRA requires Employers to post notice of the Act’s requirements. The Notice requirement can be satisfied by posting on the school’s website, emailing directly to all employees, or posting on the school’s premises.  The Q&A explains as follows:

    Each covered employer must post a notice of FFCRA requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. An employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.

    The DOL has provided a poster that satisfies the information required in the notice. The poster, as well as Questions and Answers regarding the required notice, can be found at the following links:

    NOTE: This information is provided for legal education and information purposes and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.  Please consult your school's attorney for specific advice.