March 25, 2020
On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published guidance to assist both employers and employees in taking advantage of the relief available under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The guidance includes a series of Questions & Answers (Q/As), as well as separate fact sheets for employers and employees that summarize key FFCRA provisions.
The Q/As are welcome news to employers covered under the FFCRA, as they clarify several ambiguities in the COVID-19 relief legislation. Key highlights are as follows:
This guidance is the first of several regulations we anticipate to be forthcoming from the U.S. Department of Labor regarding implementing the FFCRA. For further information regarding the FFCRA, and the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit our dedicated webpage at burnhambenefits.com/covid-19.
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