03/25/2020 by Anne G. Bibeau, Esq.
As we reported earlier, the FFCRA creates two paid leave requirements for employers. The law goes into effect on April 1, 2020, and remains in effect until December 31, 2020.
Employers with fewer than 500 employees are required to post a notice to their employees alerting them of their rights under the FFCRA. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued the notice for employers to use here. Employers should post this notice in conspicuous places on their premises where employees will see it. For employees who are not in the office, such as those who are teleworking, employers should send them the notice by email or U.S. mail, or post the notice on an employee information internal or external website. Employers do not need to share the notice with any employees who have been laid off. DOL has issued additional guidance regarding this notice here.
We are still awaiting the DOL’s formal guidance on FFCRA leave. In the interim, the DOL has provided some preliminary information here.
If you have questions about the FFCRA leave, Vandeventer Black LLP’s labor and employment law team is available to assist you.
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Anne Graham Bibeau focuses her practice on Labor & Employment Law, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, tax litigation, and the emerging hemp industry. She advises clients on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), discrimination and harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), disability law, labor relations, employment agreements, and other labor and employment matters. She also serves as an arbitrator and mediator and is an American Arbitration Association (AAA) Employment Law Arbitrator. For more information, please contact Anne at email@example.com.