Additional Guidance Regarding Reopening Workplaces

August 4, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has published additional guidance regarding how the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) have an impact on workplaces as they reopen. Guidance from the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) includes commonly asked questions and answers that address critical issues in all three laws.

This most recent guidance is the latest addition to compliance assistance materials the WHD has published:

WHD provides additional information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to the coronavirus and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

For more information about the laws enforced by the WHD, call 866-4US-WAGE, or visit

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