The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires covered employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. This Act is effective April 1, 2020. Each covered employer must post in a conspicuous place on its premises a notice of FFCRA requirements. We have provided an image of the poster the Department of Labor has provided below which provides the FFCRA requirements. This poster can be found at: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf
A covered employer is defined as certain public employers, and private employers with fewer than 500 employees. Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees may qualify for exemption from the requirement to provide leave due to school closings or child care unavailability if the leave requirements would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern.
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