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FAQ on Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice

FAQ on Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice

Each employer with fewer than 500 employees must post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) paid leave requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises by April 1, 2020. FFCRA is intended to help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all eligible American businesses tax credits to provide employees with a period of paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs, to care for family members, or due to the closure or unavailability of a child’s school or care provider.

According to the US Department of Labor, the legislation will ensure that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus while at the same time reimbursing businesses dollar-for-dollar for benefits appropriately paid under the Act and any costs of the employer’s health insurance premiums continued during the covered leave.

For employers of teleworking employees, an employer may satisfy the notice requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or by posting the notice on an employee information internal or external website. 

Mellette PC has prepared an advisory with additional details: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Expands Paid Sick Leave Requirements (March 20, 2020).


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