Extended Paid Workplace Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Posted on March 30, 2020 byLaborLawCenter™
On March 18, 2020, the Federal Government passed H.R.6201 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) as a source of workplace support for individuals and their families impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
What does the FFCRA provide?
The FFCRA requires employers to provide up to two weeks (80 hours, or a part-time employee’s two-week equivalent) of paid sick or family emergency leave to employees for reasons related to COVID-19.
Employees may be eligible for covered support if he or she is:
- Subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation.
- Advised by a health-care provider to self-quarantine.
- Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking medical diagnosis.
- Caring for an individual who is in quarantine or isolation related to COVID-19.
- Caring for his or her child whose school or child care is closed due to COVID-19.
- Experiencing any substantially-similar condition specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Provisions under FFCRA will be in place April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Businesses covering payroll costs, which include payment to employees for vacation, parental, family, medical, or sick will be financially supported by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act), signed into law on March 27.
FFCRA COVID-19 Posting Requirements for Businesses
As a result, a new mandatory labor law poster known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice (FFCRA Notice), was released for employers to communicate these new workplace rights and resources to employees.
All employers with fewer than 500 employees are required by federal labor law to display the FFCRA Notice at the workplace. We have it available as a laminated poster for $12.95 and includes a free PDF version for remote employees.
Poster Size 11″ x 17″
Bilingual English & Spanish
Front and back sides are laminated
Quality printing in full color
We encourage all businesses to share this poster as well as the COVID-19 Safety Posters to better educate and support their employees. Display the notices next to your current State & Federal Labor Law Poster.
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