In case you missed our April 1, 2020, Bulletin and article by labor and employment lawyer and FCA speaker Dena Sokolow regarding the posting requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, we send this reminder for your compliance with the FFCRA posting requirements. Read on for access to an important sample notice.
As of April 1, 2020, covered employees, which includes offices of less than 500 employees, are required to provide their employees notice of the COVID-19 paid leave laws under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (which includes the Emergency Paid Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act). Employers of health care providers may be excluded from the paid leave requirements of the Acts at the employer’s discretion, but, you are not exempt from the notice requirements. Attorney Sokolow provided a sample Notice for those employees for whom you are claiming an exemption (not providing paid leave under the Act). If you are choosing to treat an employee under the FFCRA (providing them paid leave under the Act), you may post the Notice (poster) provided by the Department of Labor. You can post the Notice(s) in a conspicuous place at your workplace or you can email them to the individual employees. If your office is currently closed, you will satisfy the posting requirements by posting it at your location. You should take efforts to ensure your employees see the notice.