The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The guidance addresses critical questions such as:

  • How does an employer count its number of employees to determine coverage?
  • How can small businesses obtain an exemption?
  • How does an employer count hours for part-time employees?
  • How does an employer calculate wages employees are entitled to under the FFCRA?

The initial WHD guidance is available in three-parts:

Employee Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Additionally, employers may be required to display posters in the workplace that inform workers of their rights under the FFCRA. Please find the posters and additional guidance here.

U.S. Department of Labor Announcement on Provisions of The Family First Coronavirus Response Act

Congressional Research Service Summary of Paid Leave and Unemployment Provisions in H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Summary of FFCRA


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