On March 25, 2020 the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a required notice under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for employers with fewer than 500 employees. Those employers must post this notice by April 1, 2020. The notice is available here. This notice must be placed in a visible location within the premises and/or it can be emailed directly to each employee.
The DOL has provided a few resources which are linked below:
- Employee rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Action Items for employers with fewer than 500 employees before April 1st, 2020:
- Draft a handbook policy for Emergency FMLA and Emergency Paid Sick Leave (contact us for a sample)
- Post and/or distribute DOL notice poster Update leave and FMLA policies to anticipate these new required policies
As you face the day to day questions of balancing business concerns, the law, and health and safety, we are here to help and assist in any way we can. Stay safe!