Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

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    On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  The Act takes effect April 1, 2020.  Specifically the Act requires that: 1) Certain employers provide their employees with paid sick leave ( a new benefit called Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA)); and 2) expands the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)- the Emergency Family Leave and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFLMLEA).

    Section 5103 of EPSLA requires that employers post and keep posted in a conspicuous place on the premises of the employers where notices are customarily posted a notice, prepared or approved by the Secretary of Labor, of the requirments described in the Act.

     

    Since many businesses and educational institutions are teleworking at this time, the Department of Labor issued a FAQ regarding the posting requirements for the new paid sick leave.  The Department of Labor guidleines are as follows:  Employers post and keep posted in a conspicuous place on the premises of the employers where notices are customarily posted a notice, prepared or approved by the Secretary of Labor, of the requirments described in the Act.  An employer may satisfy this requirment by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.

     

    The link to the notice is below.  If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at: hr@mpcsd.org

    Families First Coronavirus Response Act