The Department of Labor (DOL) released several items to help employers and employees better understand the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
Two versions of the poster were released:
In addition to these posters, the DOL has released a FAQ addressing distribution and eligible population questions.
Highlights of the FAQ:
General FFCRA Questions and Answers:
In addition to the FFCRA poster FAQs, the DOL has provided another FAQ addressing more general questions regarding the FFCRA.
Highlights of the FFCRA Questions and Answers:
The effective date of the regulation is April 1, 2020 (was originally set to start April 2nd). Employees are considered to have been employed for at least 30 calendar days if the employer had the employee on its payroll for 30 calendar days immediately prior to the day an employee’s leave would begin.
For example, if an employee wants to take leave on April 1, 2020, the employee would need to have been on the payroll as of March 2, 2020.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements outlines the main points of the law. In addition to what benefits the law provides, it also makes mention of:
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights provides employees with simplified details on their benefits and rights under the new law. The Fact Sheet should also provide employers with helpful assistance in responding to employee questions.
As your employee benefits resource, we will continue to provide useful information as it becomes available.
Please reach out to your Account Management Team for additional information that we have available to address layoff/furlough questions and impacts on insurance, and other materials to assist employees with stress management during this challenging time, and more.
Be sure to visit the Fred C. Church COVID-19 Resource Hub where you can find more information about common commercial insurance coverages and how they may respond to a business loss, unique business risks associated with the pandemic, COVID-19-related employee benefits considerations, and other helpful resources.