Update on Federal Requirements for COVID-19 Related Leave: DOL Guidance and Model Notice

March 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued additional guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), which the President signed into law on March 18.  As a reminder, the Act imposes new obligations on employers with fewer than 500 employees, by (1) requiring employers to provide up to two weeks of paid sick leave to employees for reasons relating to the coronavirus (or COVID-19), and (2) expanding the FMLA to include a new category of “public health emergency” leave to allow employees to take time off to provide childcare for coronavirus-related reasons. 

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