The U.S. Department of Labor issues model notice as required by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The U.S. Department of Labor issued a model notice as required by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Covered employers under the FFCRA are required to post the notice in their workplace. The notice provides employees with information regarding the FFCRA requirements.
The following are key considerations for employers regarding the notice.
- Covered employers are required to post the notice in a conspicuous place on its premises. Also, employers can satisfy the posting requirement by emailing or direct mailing the notice to employees or posting the notice on the employee information internal or external website. It is important that the notice is easily visible to all employees.
- The FFCRA requirements contained on the notice only apply to current employees and therefore employers do not need to provide the notice to people who were recently laid-off. Additionally, employers do not need to provide the notice to job applicants. However, if the applicant is hired, the employer must provide the notice to the new hire.
- All covered employers, meaning certain public sector employers and all private sector employers with less than 500 employees, are required to post this notice.
- Currently the notice is only available in English, but the Department of Labor is working to have it translated into other languages. There is no requirement that covered employers post the notice in multiple languages.
Here is a link to Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.