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DOL Issues Round 2 of FFCRA Guidance
Posted March 26, 2020 by CUNA Advocacy

The Dept. of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released additional guidance regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The law takes effect on April 1, 2020. 

The new guidance includes posters, one for federal workers and one for all other employees, that will fulfill notice requirements for employers obligated to inform employees about their rights under the new law. It also includes questions and answers about posting requirements, and a Field Assistance Bulletin describing WHD’s 30-day non-enforcement policy. 

The new guidance addresses issues such as whether employers may post required notice electronically, whether employers must provide notice of this law to recently laid-off individuals, when FFCRA applies to federal workers and when enforcement of the new rules will begin.

The guidance announced today augments information WHD published yesterday, including a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers and a Questions and Answers document. 

The DOL indicated that additional guidance is forthcoming.