Updated Guidance on Sick Leave, Family Leave Laws

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its guidance regarding COVID-19 protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). According to DOL, the new guidance provides plain-language questions and answers addressing critical issues under all three laws.

The agency has also published this fact sheet for employers, as well as FAQs, about paid sick and expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA. Available guidance includes this poster to fulfill notice requirements for employers obligated to inform employees about their rights under the FFCRA. 7/22/2020