On May 11, 2020, the Department of Labor issued a short blog on leave eligibility under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The FFCRA applies to employers that have less than 500 employees. The blog linked here is easy to follow and very straightforward in laying out kinds of leave and associated pay to which employees may be entitled.
The DOL blog ends on an implied warning, however—that the Department has “already completed more than 400 cases for workers denied leave, and has conducted hundreds of outreach events to educate workers and employers about the benefits and protections of this new law.” The KRCL Employment Law Group is available to assist you, if you have questions about how FFCRA functions or any other COVID-19 related matter. Please contact either Douglas Bracken, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Andrea “AJ” Johnson, email@example.com, both whom are also on the KRCL CARES Task Force.