Employee Rights, Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Effective April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor has mandated that each covered employer post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in conspicuous places on its premises. An employer can satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees or posting this notice on an employee information intranet or external website. (The most recent version of this notice was issued on March 25, 2020). Employers should check the Wage and Hour Division’s website to ensure that they remain current with all notice requirements: www.dol.gov/agencies/whd
The FFRCA requirements only apply to current employees and new hires. Employers have no obligation to provide the notice of FFCRA requirements if they have closed, nor are they required to provide the notice of FFCRA requirements to employees who are laid-off/furloughed because of lack of work, or applicants/prospective employees.
Note: The DOL poster appears to have an error by stating that the Expanded FMLA is capped at $12,000 instead of $10,000. This appears to be an oversight and is likely to be corrected.