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Employers Must Post Notice of Employee Rights Under FFCRA

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has published a notice of employee rights under the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Employers who are covered by FFCRA should take immediate steps to post this new notice in the workplace in a conspicuous area, distribute it to their employees via e-mail, and/or post it on their employee websites. The FFCRA is effective April 1, 2020. To access the employee rights notice, click here.

The DOL has also published a series of frequently asked questions concerning the notice.

Covered Employers: The FFCRA requires certain public employers, and private employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees may qualify for exemption from the requirement to provide leave due to school closings or childcare unavailability if the leave requirements would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern. See: [4] of the FFCRA.

Wine Institute associate member Fox Rothschild Attorneys at Law has summarized the new law in its alert.