Federal Court Expands FFCRA Paid Leave

This week, a New York district court set aside several U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules that interpreted and restricted eligibility for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), finding them inconsistent with the underlying FFCRA statute.

Read this analysis from OMA Connections Partner Thompson Hine, which says the ruling means the emergency paid sick leave and emergency family medical leave under the FFCRA are — at least temporarily — available to more workers, subject to whether the DOL appeals the decision.

Also, see this summary of the court action as analyzed by OMA general counsel Bricker & Eckler. 8/5/2020