As part of sweeping legislation—the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)—signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020, two laws were enacted that provide workers with paid leave for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
- The “Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act” allows 12 weeks of partially compensated FMLA leave to care for a child whose school or child care facility has been closed due to COVID-19.
- The “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act” requires employers to provide 80 hours of paid sick time to employees in specified circumstances related to COVID-19 exposure and prevention.
The legislation requires covered employees to post notice of the FFCRA requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. The US Department of Labor (DOL) has provided separate visions of this notice for federal and nonfederal employees.
The DOL issues these frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the notice requirement.