UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

By: Christian P. Jones

The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has been providing updated guidance for workers and employers explaining paid sick leave and expanded FMLA benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  Of particular assistance is a Q&A addressing many critical FFCRA issues, including the scope of small business exemptions, the circumstances under which leave can be taken pursuant to the FFCRA, and employer posting requirements.  The guidance has been updated on a regular basis, so it is recommended that employers refer to it on at least a daily basis.  The guidance can be found on the USDOL’s main website at the following link:  www.dol.gov