The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) passed and will go into effect on April 1, 2020. Certain public sector employers and private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees are covered by this new federal regulation.
Every covered employer must post an official notice of the FFCRA requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. An employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.
Download the FFCRA posters you need here:
The law goes into effect on April 1, 2020. However, you may want to wait until March 31, 2020 to mail, email, or download, print, and hang the poster to ensure you have the most current version. It is likely that the DOL will provide more clarity in an updated version prior to April 1, 2020.
The Department of Labor has provided a convenient Q&A page for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act notices. They have also provided a Q&A page with helpful information for employers on complying with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act itself.
These are challenging times and there is a lot of information coming at employers right now. If you have any questions about these notices, workforce strategies related to COVID-19, or any other HR concerns, our consulting team is available to help.