This week’s Friday’s Five is reexamining the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and four new issues addressed by the DOL on July 20, 2020.  Plus, (because I needed an additional point to make this five points), I reexamine the DOL’s definition of “individual” as used in qualifying reason number three for EPSLA.  Many employers

By Rick Reyes

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a temporary rule addressing and clarifying multiple issues with respect to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), including the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (FMLA Expansion).  The 124-page temporary

The Department of Labor added additional answers on March 28, 2020 to its website containing Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  The DOL set forth answers regarding who qualifies as a “health care provider” and an “emergency responder” under the FFCRA:

  1. Who is a “health care provider” for

[Update: See our analysis regarding the Department of Labor’s temporary rule issued on April 1, 2020 setting forth regulations regarding employee and employer documentation here.]

By Rick Reyes

It is no easy task for employers to navigate and comply with the new federal requirements set forth in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).