US Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Required Notice to Employees Regarding Families First Coronavirus Response Act
March 26, 2020 – The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires each “covered” employer to post a notice advising employees of its provisions in a conspicuous place on its premises. This notice must be posted before April 2, 2020, which is the date that the FFCRA becomes effective.
The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”), which prepared the model notice, advises that an “employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.” This advice from the DOL is particularly directed to those employers who have employees who are teleworking or who are away from the employer’s premises. This additional notice provides increased assurance that all employees are notified.
The notice requirement applies only to current employees and new hires. See DOL answers to frequently asked questions at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions.
Employers may obtain notices free of charge by contacting the DOL Wage and Hour Division at 1-866-4-USWAGE (1-866-487-9243). Employers may also download and print the notice from https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/posters.
Please refer to the Gust Rosenfeld legal alert dated March 20, 2020, posted on our website to learn more about the requirements and protections of the FFCRA.
For more information, or if you have questions, please contact one of Gust Rosenfeld’s Labor & Employment Law attorneys:
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