Families First Coronavirus Response Act goes into effect April 1, 2020

On Tuesday, March 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the effective date of the leaves available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will be April 1, 2020. This law requires certain employers to provide their employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

The DOL provides a “Questions and Answers” document to address some basic information. In addition, there are two Fact Sheets, both of which appear to contain the same information, but it’s possible they will each be updated in the future with information that is geared more toward employees or employers.

While the links above do not provide much new information, they are worth reviewing. We are still waiting on regulations from the DOL to answer the many questions about how these leaves will be administered and how they will interact with other leaves. We will post updated information as it becomes available.

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