Although the Department of Labor (DOL) has yet to issue the regulations regarding the FFCRA, this week, the DOL issued guidance for employers who are subject to the paid leave requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Wage & Hour Division’s website, COVID-19 and the American Workplace, contains links to various Fact Sheets, Q&A documents, the required posters to be displayed, and a Field Assistance Bulletin (2020-1). While some aspects of the DOL publications remain unclear, taken as a whole, these resources provide guidance for prudent employers seeking to navigate these complicated issues. Update, 3/26: On Thursday, March 26, the DOL issued revised documents, including updated posters to clarify rights and obligations consistent with the observations herein.

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