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US Department of Labor Issues New Guidelines for Employers on COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Labor has just issued a number of FAQs to clarify an employer's obligations under the Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. A few of the more helpful clarifications are summarized below:

  • The paid leave provisions of the FFCRA become effective April 1, 2020. (#1)
  • The paid sick leave required under the FFCRA is in addition to any paid leave provided by the employer for a reason identified in the Emergency Paid Sick Leave act prior to April 1, 2020. (#11).
  • The paid sick leave and emergency family leave provisions of the FFCRA are not retroactive.
  • When calculating pay for purposes of paid sick leave, overtime must be included, but the amount of leave is still capped at 80 hours. (#6)

To review the complete FAQs and additional information about the FFCRA, go to:

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