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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) now will take effect on April 1, 2020.
As you have been advised in previous Alerts from Trion, this means that businesses with fewer than 500 employees * will be required to provide employees with paid time off -- if they meet the criteria in the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.
Please view the official DOL posting: www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf
It is important to note that employers subject to the FFCRA must post the attached DOL poster in a conspicuous place on the premises and email or direct mail to teleworking employees.
* Employers with fewer than 50 employees may apply to the U.S. Secretary of Labor for
an exemption from the FFCRA paid leave requirements for school closings or child-care unavailability if it would “jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern.”
Currently, there is no procedure to apply for this exemption. DOL has stated in its guidance that it will “provide emergency guidance and rule making to clearly articulate this standard” sometime in April 2020.
DOL Questions and Answers on the FFCRA requirements and the Employer Paid Leave Requirements: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
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