New Notice Required for Coronavirus Law

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) makes substantial changes to sick and FMLA leave for businesses and employees in 2020. The intent of these changes is to ease the burden associated with employees’ inability to work and many employers’ inability to conduct “business as usual” during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Berger HR Solutions recently hosted a webinar to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the FFCRA on the workplace – a recording of the webinar can be viewed here.

The FFCRA requires that all covered employers (businesses and some government entities with less than 500 employees) publish/post the requisite notice poster so that it may be accessed by all employees by April 1, 2020.

Similar to State and Federal compliance posters, employers are required to post the notice “in a conspicuous place on its premises.” That being said, given the remote work status of many workplaces, the Department of Labor (DOL) is allowing the notice to be emailed or directly mailed to employees. You may also post this notice on an employee information internal or external website.

DOL’s Employee Rights Poster

Failure to post the notice as required may result in fines under the FFCRA. Be sure to save a copy of the email sent to employees and/or screenshot of your poster in a conspicuous place for your records. If you hire a new employee, be sure to provide the notice to them as well.

Learn more on the U.S. Department of Labor’s FFCRA Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please reach out to our team for more information on the FFCRA and its related requirements at info@bergerhrsolutions.com or 410-695-9888.