On March 25, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a poster summarizing rights afforded to qualified employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Covered employers are required to provide notice to employees of their rights under the FFCRA, which employers can achieve with the newly-released poster. A copy of the poster can be found here.
In addition, the DOL provided a list of FAQs about how employers may communicate employee rights under the FFCRA. Of note, the FAQs provide the following guidance for covered employers:
The poster must be posted in a conspicuous place on the employer’s premises. Employers may accomplish this requirement by mailing (email is sufficient) a copy to employees. Alternatively, employers may post it on the company’s internal or external website.
The poster does not yet need to be provided in a language other than English. DOL is currently working on translated versions.
The poster does not need to be shared with employees recently laid off. Only current employees must receive notice.
Employers do not need to share the poster with new job applicants or prospective employees.
Employers must provide new hires with a copy of the poster.
As noted in our priorTonkon Tips, we expect the DOL to continue to provide additional guidance regarding the FFCRA in the coming days and weeks. We will continue to monitor for significant updates.