FFCRA, FMLA and the CARES Act

FFCRA

Additional resources for employees and employers provided by the U.S. Department of Labor:

The FFCRA Workplace Poster must be displayed, effective April 1, 2020. Download it here.

Frequently asked questions

What is the effective date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act?

The FFCRA’s paid leave provisions are effective on April 1, 2020, and apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.

What qualifies an employee for paid sick leave under the FFCRA?

An employee is unable to work (or unable to telework) due to a need for leave because the employee:

  1. is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
  2. has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19;
  3. is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;
  4. is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2);
  5. is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) for reasons related to COVID-19; or
  6. is experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of Labor and Treasury.

Under the FFCRA, an employee qualifies for expanded family leave if the employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) for reasons related to COVID-19.

For more FAQs on the FFCRA, visit this comprehensive list provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

FFCRA and Critical Infrastructure Webinar

Presented by Warner Norcross & Judd (April 1, 2020)