A first round of guidance for employers from the U.S. Department of Labor requires most employers to post or electronically distribute informational posters to employees about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which takes effect on April 1, 2020.
Employers are advised to review the guidance immediately. There are strict penalties for employers in violation of the first two weeks’ paid sick time or unlawful termination provisions of the FFCRA.
Guidance to assist with FFCRA compliance includes:
Each covered employer must display the workplace poster in a conspicuous place on its premises. An employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to current employees, or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.
The FFCRA’s paid leave provisions take effect on April 1, 2020, and apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.
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