On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor released a preliminary “Questions and Answers” attempting to answer preliminary compliance questions related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
You may access this Q&A here. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions
Importantly, the DOL stated that the new law will take effect on April 1, 2020- not April 2, 2020 as originally expected. Employers should note that this is an initial and informal compliance assistance document from the DOL. These answers may change or be added to over time. In addition, per the recent Act, the DOL will be developing regulations that may definitively answer these questions. Stone Crosby, P.C. is continuing to monitor the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation. For more on what employers and businesses need to know during this COVID-19 outbreak, please contact your attorney at Stone Crosby, P.C.