In response to our current emergency, the President signed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” or “FFCRA.” The effective date is April 1, 2020. See other KRCL blogs on this topic:
- Update on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, March 25, 2020
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act, March 19, 2020
- Coronavirus FAQ #2 for Employers – Now What?, March 13, 2020
- A Coronavirus FAQ for Employers – Compensation, March 11, 2020
Without restating all requirements of FFCRA, discussed here and here, we at KRCL’s Employment Law Practice Group wanted to provide you immediately with the wording proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor for employee notice (the DOL manages these issues for the federal government). The model below was issued by the DOL on March 25, 2020, and employers are required to post this notice by Friday, March 27, 2020.
Also see: The DOL Fact Sheet is linked here. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave and the DOL Q&A is linked here and reprinted below. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions
UPDATE (March 26, 2020):
The Department of Labor has issued guidance on the notice required for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This guidance is in the form of Q&A, which makes the Act a bit more understandable. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions
The KRCL Employment Law Practice Group is co-chaired by Andrea “AJ” Johnson (Houston) and Doug Bracken (Dallas). AJ is reachable at email@example.com or her cell 713-705-3769; Doug is reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org or his cell 214.762.8265. Please call or email either AJ or Doug or anyone in the Employment Law Practice Group for any help you may need in this emergency time period.