Reminder – FFCRA Becomes Effective Today, April 1, 2020

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) becomes effective today, 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.

REMINDER –  As part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), each covered employer is required to post notice of employee rights under the Act in a conspicuous place on its premises.  The US Department of Labor required poser is available here.  

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.  All of Department of Labor information 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.