Temporary Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted a temporary rule issuing regulations pursuant to this new law, effective April 1, 2020. For more information, see www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/ffcra.
FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by reimbursing American private employers that have fewer than 500 employees with tax credits for the cost of providing employees with paid leave taken for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The legislation will ensure that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus, while at the same time reimbursing businesses.
- News Release [09/11/2020]: U.S. Department of Labor Revises Regulations to Clarify Paid Leave Requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- Fact List
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights (PDF)
- Ley Familias Primero de Respuesta al Coronavirus: Derechos del Empleado Sobre Licencia Laboral Pagada (PDF)
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements (PDF)