DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TOWNHALL ON NEW PAID LEAVE AND FAMILY LEAVE REQUIREMENTS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Date: March 19, 2020

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 10:00 A.M.

On March 18, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), requiring certain employers to provide employees with paid sick or family leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor will be writing the rules to enforce these new requirements for small business and they are seeking your input.

DOL will be having a virtual town hall tomorrow, Friday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. 

Click here to join the webinar:  https://dolwhd.cosocloud.com/whdcommteam

Dial this number for audio access: 888-791-5525; Participant passcode: 6860607

Generally, the FFCRA provides that employees of covered employers are eligible for:

  • Two weeks of paid sick time at the employee’s regular rate of pay while the employee is quarantined, self-quarantined, or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking diagnosis; or
  • Two weeks of paid sick time at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay while caring for an individual subject to quarantine or self-quarantine, caring for a child whose school or childcare provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19, or experiencing a substantially similar condition as specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Labor; and
  • An additional 10 weeks of paid family leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay to care for a child whose school or child-care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.

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