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Complying with Paid Leave Requirements Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

By Vanessa A. Arslanian, Eleanor A. Evans and John J. Siciliano

4/1/2020

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Effective today (April 1, 2020), many businesses and nonprofits will need to comply with new emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave regulations enacted under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  FFCRA applies to leave taken between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. 

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued guidance, Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers and Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice - Frequently Asked Questions, that provides additional information on notice requirements, eligibility and exemptions, and the interaction of the new law with existing law and employer policies, among other issues. 

Continue reading for key points from the DOL guidance.

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