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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) becomes effective April 1, 2020, and requires employers with less than 500 employees to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Employee Notice - As part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), each covered employer is required to post noticeof employee rights under the Act in a conspicuous place on its premises.

Additional Guidance - The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has published the following guidance - Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers, and a Question and Answers page addressing critical question, such as how an employer must count the number of their employees to determine coverage; how small businesses can obtain an exemption; how to count hours for part-time employees; and how to calculate the wages employees are entitled to under this law.  General information from the U.S. Department of Labor - COVID-19 and the American Workplace - is available here.

NADA FAQ Document on FFCRA - NADA continues to update a set of frequently asked questions on the FFCRA.  NADA notes that the document will change over time as developments require.