DOL Issues Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave Regulations for Employers

April 1, 2020

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled new temporary regulations for employers regarding compliance with the paid leave requirements of the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

As previously reported, FFCRA requires private employers with fewer than 500 employees each (and state and local government employers, regardless of size) to provide special paid emergency FMLA leave and paid sick leave related to COVID-19 in certain circumstances beginning on April 1, 2020, to be offset by refundable payroll tax credits.

For more information, see the DOL announcement.

Further Resources

FFCRA Employer Fact Sheet


FFCRA Employee Notice


FFCRA Employer Tax Credits

FFCRA Violation Temporary Non-Enforcement

McGuireWoods will circulate added analysis about the new FFCRA regulations in a later alert.

In the meantime, for answers to questions or additional guidance on how these new regulations may impact your business, contact one of the authors, any of the McGuireWoods COVID-19 Response Team members or your McGuireWoods labor and employment contact.

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