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Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has published a poster with a model of the notice that covered employers must post pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  A copy of the poster can be found here: Also, the DOL has published today some additional information,... read more

Today, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor answered some key questions arising under the new paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Of most significance is that the effective date of the paid leave provisions is set at April 1, 2020, and employers have no obligation until then to provide such paid leave under the new law.  Moreover,... read more

On Friday, March 20, two days after enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of Labor jointly issued a news release announcing a plan to implement the two new forms of paid leave for employees under the FFCRA and corresponding payroll tax credits for eligible employers. ... read more

Enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act On March 18, 2020, the President of the United States signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Three key portions of the FFCRA, which take effect by April 2, 2020, will impact many private and public sector employers: Division C: Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act Division... read more

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