Federal Law Alert: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Effective April 1, 2020

Mar 25, 2020

Late on Tuesday, March 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the effective date of the leaves available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will be April 1, 2020. 

The DOL announced the effective date in its “Questions and Answers” document where it also provided answers to some common questions. The DOL also released two Fact Sheets, both appear to contain the same information, but it’s likely they will each be updated in the future with information that is more specifically geared toward employees or employers.

DOL Resources

We are all still waiting on regulations from the DOL to answer many questions about how these leaves will be administered and how they will interact with other leaves.

Additional FFCRA Resources

[Webinar] Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Thursday (3/26), join benefits compliance attorney Marilyn Monahan for an overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. She’ll cover the FFCRA, Emergency FMLA Expansion, Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, and COBRA. [Register here]

The slides and recording will be posted in hrforhr.org.

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