Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

We hope that you, your employees, and your families are staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department of Labor has issued the attached poster regarding EMPLOYEE RIGHTS: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). All covered employers under the FFCRA are required to post the Notice in a conspicuous place on their premises by no later than April 1, 2020. An employer may satisfy this posting requirement by emailing or direct mailing this Notice to employees, or by posting this Notice on an employee information portal.

The DOL’s “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding the Notice are available at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions. In addition, the DOL issued an FAQ on March 27 confirming that employees who request leave under the FFCRA should be provided with the standard FMLA notices that otherwise apply to FMLA requests (“Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities” and “Designation Notice”), and employers should track the FMLA time accordingly. (See item 15 in the DOL FAQ: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions )

Please contact us as needed for assistance with any of your employee benefits needs.