This continues to be a fluid and developing situation.
CLCA is working on behalf of our green industry and in that regard, we offer the following guidance and update…
Today, the Department of Labor issued some additional guidance on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which requires all employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family Medical Leave Act leave.
In addition, if you attended CLCA's March 20 webinar on Coronavirus and the Workplace, there were a lot of questions on FFCRA but not a lot of guidance from DOL. This new DOL guidance will answer many of the questions that were unknown at the time of the webinar.
This guidance includes answers to some frequently asked questions, including:
Whether employees are entitled to FFCRA leave if your business has shut down or if you have had to furlough employees or reduce hours (Qs. #23-28)
Whether employers can require documentation of the need for leave (Q. #16)
Whether employees can take leave intermittently (Qs. #20-22)
Continuation of health care coverage during FFCRA (Q. #30)
If you missed the first webinar or need updated information, please register for the April 1, 2020 free COVID-19 Update: Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Paid FMLA webinar that is hosted by our HR on Call partner, the California Employers Association.Register here >>