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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Coronavirus Update 4-1-2020 number 2: DOL’s FFCRA regulations are out!


The Department of Labor's FFCRA regulations are out. And they are significant.

If you thought you understood this Act, you don't.

Among the key interpretations:
  • Government stay at home and shelter in place orders qualify for leave.
  • Intermittent leave is very limited.
  • The scope of people for whom an employee can provide care and qualify for leave is narrow.
  • An employee cannot take childcare related leave if someone else is available to care for their child(ren).

There is a lot more to digest, and I'll have a full summary of all of the key changes in the morning. For now, you can read all 124 pages of the regs here, or just wait for me (and the rest of the employment law bloggers) to publish our summaries.