April 1, 2020
As you likely know from our previous emails this month, the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) becomes effective today. This law provides increased sick leave for employees as well as expands the Family and Medical Leave Act. We have written extensively about this new law here.
The Department of Labor has created new posters for the workplace relating to the FFCRA. The poster for non-federal employees can be found here. The poster for federal employees can be found here. If your business is still open, the applicable poster(s) must be either posted in the workplace alongside the other state and federally required workplace postings, or, if your workforce is remote during this time, must be emailed to each employee, uploaded to an employee information internal or external website, or uploaded to an employee message board. If your workforce is both remote and onsite, you should post and electronically deliver the applicable poster(s) so that all employees are able to access the information. If your business is currently closed, you may want to email these posters to any employees that are still on payroll. When your business reopens, you should post the posters in the workplace.
As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you as the situation continues to develop. Stay safe, and take care of yourselves and each other.