US Department of Labor Issues Required Families First Coronavirus Response Act Postings
On March 25, 2020, the United States Department of Labor issued workplace posters required by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). One poster applies to federal employees, while the other applies to all other employees.
Employers of 1-499 employees must post the poster in the workplace and issue it to all current employees working off site (including those working remotely). This can be done by email, U.S. Mail, or posting on a Company intranet. “Current employees” include those actively working, as well as employees furloughed or temporarily laid off. Notice to employees who have been permanently laid off is not required. The posters can be found at the following links:
The Department of Labor also issued FFCRA Frequently Asked Questions regarding the posters: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions, and the employer paid leave requirements: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave.
Please reach out to an SMT employment attorney if you have questions about how the FFCRA applies to your business. We are here to help you through this challenging time.
Lisa Ann Hilario
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