As MedBen has reported to you elsewhere on this blog, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) requires private employers with fewer than 500 employees and public employers with at least one (1) employee (a “Covered Employer”) to provide their employees with two (2) different types of additional paid leave.
The first type of additional paid leave requires a Covered Employer to provide up to twelve weeks of unpaid and paid leave under the FFCRA’s Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“FMLA”) for certain employees unable to work due to a need to care for a child, as defined in the Act. The second requires Covered Employers to provide up to 80 hours of Emergency Paid Sick Leave related to certain specified coronavirus events. Both types of leave provisions are in effect until December 31, 2020.
In addition, Covered Employers are required to post a Notice of these two (2) new types of leave. Today, the Department of Labor released a copy of a Model Notice that Covered Employers can post to meet this notice requirement. You can find a copy of the Model Notice here: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf.
To answer questions regarding the use and posting of the Model Notice, the Department of Labor issued the following FAQs: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions.
MedBen clients with additional questions regarding FFCRA provisions are welcome to contact MedBen Senior Vice President Caroline Fraker at 800-851-0907 or email@example.com.