Keeping Employees Posted
DOL Releases Model Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice That Eligible Employers Must Post
On March 26, 2020 the U.S. Department of Labor (”DOL”) published the model notice that certain employers must post informing employees of their rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Here is a copy of the notice.
The FFCRA contains COVID-19-related paid family leave and sick leave provisions which apply to private employers with fewer than 500 employees. The FFCRA mandates that eligible employers post notice of employees’ rights under the FFCRA in “conspicuous places on the premises where notices to employees are customarily posted.” As the FFCRA also states that the notice shall be prepared or approved by the DOL, eligible employers should post a copy of the DOL’s model notice, rather than their own notice.