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Department of Labor Guidance Explains Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 25, 2020 Family and Medical Leave Act

An update to this post was published on April 22. Late yesterday, March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced its first round of published guidance about the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and clarified that the new law…

UPDATED: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Paid Sick and Family Leave for COVID-19 Absences

March 20, 2020 Family and Medical Leave Act

This post was updated March 26 based on subsequent DOL guidance. Updates are shown in red.  Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) to provide emergency family and medical leave broader than the current Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and paid sick leave to certain employees affected…

Coronavirus and the Workplace

March 2, 2020 Employer Policies

With fears of COVID-19 or Coronavirus Disease mounting, businesses and employers should not only understand how the disease could affect their workplaces but also take steps to minimize any possible impact. To assist with this objective, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Interim Guidance…