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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice

Families First Coronavirus Protection Act  - Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet

Today, March 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice. All covered employers are already required to display and keep displayed a poster prepared by the U.S. Department of Labor summarizing the major provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and explaining how employees may file a complaint regarding violations of the Act. This new notice is no different. As such, it should be added to your current FMLA notice if you are an employer covered by the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the FFCRA.

The poster can be found here:  https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic

Below is some general guidance for ensuring you comply with the notice requirements of the First Coronavirus Response Act:

  • The poster must be displayed in a conspicuous place where employees can see it such as the main office, break rooms, copier room, etc. (there is no requirement you give notice to prospective employees);
  • Given the challenge COVID-19 presents for employees to physically report to work at this time, the notice may be emailed or mailed directly to current employees (and new hires) or posted on an internal or external employee information website;
  • If your employees report to different locations, it should be posted in all those locations to ensure compliance; and
  • There is no requirement it be posted in different languages.

For further information related to the notice requirements, the link above will take you to an FAQ section provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and a downloadable version of the notice.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the notice or need assistance in identifying the best possible ways to ensure compliance with the notice requirement, please contact Saveon D. Grenell at sgrenell@buelowvetter.com or (262) 364-0313 or Joel S. Aziere at jaziere@buelowvetter.com or (262) 364-0250 or your Buelow Vetter attorney.

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