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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued temporary regulations for the Families First
Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on April 1, which confirmed that employees
must give notice to their employers of the need to take leave and provide
documentation to support paid sick leave and emergency family and medical
leave. The IRS also provided guidance on needed
The requirement for documentation conflicts with the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention's (CDC's) recommendation that employers should not
require a positive COVID-19 test result or a healthcare provider's note to
validate employees' illness, qualify for sick leave, or to return to work.
"Healthcare provider offices and medical facilities may be extremely busy
and not able to provide such documentation in a timely manner," the CDC
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DOL Releases FFCRA Regulations
SHRM | Apr 2020
Temporary Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus
DOLEffective date: 04/01/2020 Expiration date: 12/31/2020 Read a summary of H.R.6201 here. Read the text of H.R.6201 here. Notice requirement: Yes, see the "posters" heading here. Please complete the brief survey near the bottom of this page. DOL and IRS Resources Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Expanded Family and Medical Leave Requirements DOL Guidance COVID-19 and the American Workplace DOL Fact Sheets, Posters, More COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for
Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQsCoronavirus Tax Relief Tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave IRS Tax Credit Information SHRM Resources DOL Issues Guidance on FFCRA’s Paid Parental Leave RequirementsSHRM | Mar 2020Confused About the Coronavirus Paid-Leave Mandate? DOL Issued Some GuidanceSHRM | Mar 2020Many Employers Must Offer Paid Leave Under Coronavirus Relief Law SHRM | Mar 2020 How does the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) impact employers? SHRM HRQA | Mar 2020 Policy FMLA Leave Expansion and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Policy (Coronavirus) Form Request for Emergency Paid Sick Leave Form FMLA Employee Request Form SHRM Samples Law Firm Articles After Slight Reprieve, DOL Releases
Additional Batch of FFCRA Q&AsDOL Issues Third Batch of Families First Coronavirus Response Act Q&As and Revises Prior GuidanceSecond Set of DOL FAQs Provide More Clarity on Upcoming Federal Paid Sick and Family Leave Obligations DOL Releases Q&A Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act Littler | Mar & Apr 2020The CARES Act provides for a number of small
changes and technical revisions to the FFCRA. One is noteworthy -- a provision
was added regarding eligibility of rehired employees. An employee will be
considered employed for at least 30 calendar days, and therefore eligible for
leave under FFCRA, if the employee was: (1) laid off by the employer not
earlier than March 1, 2020; (2) had worked for the employer for not less than
30 of the last 60 calendar days prior to the employee’s layoff; and (3) was
rehired by the employer thereafter.
FFCRA Updates: U.S. Department Of Labor
Issues Guidance And Congress Passes CARES Act With Amendments
Ballard Spahr | Mar 2020 Department of Labor Releases Guidance Regarding the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act Kilpatrick | Mar 2020 Department of Labor Issues Guidance for Families First Coronavirus Response Act Mintz | Mar 2020
Index of COVID-19/Coronavirus Express Requests Reopening Your WorkplaceReopening Your Workplace: OverviewsRecalling/Rehiring EmployeesWhen Employees Refuse to Return to WorkAddressing Fears About Returning to the
WorkplaceMasks/Face Coverings in the WorkplaceTesting Employees for COVID-19Taking Employee TemperaturesEmployee RelationsAccommodating Workers at Higher Risk for
Severe IllnessCOVID-19 Myth BustersResponding to Employee's COVID-19 DiagnosisEEOC Updates Coronavirus-Related GuidanceCommunicating with EmployeesDeath of an EmployeeHow to Support a Grieving EmployeeTalent AcquisitionPreemployment Background Checks During COVID-19Completing Form I-9 for Remote WorkersDocumenting an Expired Driver's License on I-9 and E-VerifyFamilies First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)General (Overviews, DOL Resources, More)Summer Child CareEmployers' Frequently Asked QuestionsIRS FAQs on Tax Credits & Required DocumentationDecision Flow ChartsValuing Health Plan Costs for Tax CreditsHealth Care Provider/Emergency Responder (Employee) ExclusionCoronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) ActOverviews of Implications for EmployersEmployee Retention Tax CreditBusiness & Nonprofit ReliefDirect Payments to Individuals (Stimulus Checks/Direct Deposit)Employee Benefit Plan ProvisionsPaycheck Protection Program (SBA loans) Paycheck Protection Program (Loan Forgiveness)Unemployment Expansion & ExtensionPotential Relief for Government ContractorsValuing Health Plan Costs for Tax CreditsEssential Businesses and WorkersEssential Business DesignationEssential Workers: IdentifyingEssential Workers: Hazard Pay and IncentivesCompensation and BenefitsCOBRA Deadlines Temporarily Extended
Various Benefit Plan Deadline
ExtensionsSurvey Reports: Pay Adjustments Amid
COVID-19Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Paid Leave; Enhanced FMLA; More)USERRA and COVID-19Reducing Employer's Retirement Plan Contribution/MatchU.S. Wage and Hour IssuesMaking Tax-Favored Disaster Relief Payments to EmployeesLeave Donation ProgramsIRS Relaxes HDHP RulesRemote WorkersAllowing TeleworkEngaging Remote WorkersRemote Work & State Tax IssuesMonitoring Remote WorkersLayoffs and Alternatives to LayoffsPay ReductionsShared-Work/Work Share ProgramsLayoff AlternativesWorker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) ActCalifornia EDD Work Sharing ProgramPlease also see under CARES Act (above):Employee Retention CreditPaycheck Protection ProgramGeneralNew OSHA Guidance on Recording COVID-19
Cases Effective May 26Employer Resource Centers (U.S. and Global)Preparedness PlanBeware Phishing ScamsSURVEY: Tell us what you think about the Express Request service in four quick questions.
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