The Department of Labor (“DOL”) released a number of “Frequently Asked Questions” related to the FFCRA: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic. The three main takeaways are:
1. The effective date of the FFCRA is April 1, 2020.
2. Employers are required to post additional labor law posters regarding the FFCRA. Copies of those posters can be found here and here.
3. The DOL has not yet issued regulations related to businesses with fewer than 50 employees claiming exemptions from the new law. In response to the question “how do I take advantage of the small business exemption?,” the DOL advises that small business owners should document why complying with FFCRA “would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern.” The DOL also notes that business owners should not send materials to the DOL in an attempt to qualify for the exemption.
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