Department of Labor Issues Rules for New Federal Leave Laws
Apr 9, 2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), requires private employers with less than 500 employees and all public sector employers to provide eligible employees with new paid leave benefits for reasons related to COVID-19. These temporary, new leave provisions raised many questions from employers.
On April 1, 2020, the DOL published a rule regarding paid leave under the FFCRA. The rule clarifies the prior informal guidance from DOL, and also answers many common questions from employers, including
whether an employee may take paid sick leave because of the Governor’s Stay at Home Executive Order.