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:
- Fact Sheet for Employees
- Fact Sheet for Employers
- FAQs regarding FFCRA
- Quick Benefits Tips to determine how much paid leave FFCRA allows workers to take
- Guidance Poster for Federal Workers
- Guidance Poster for All Other Employees
- These posters fulfill notice requirements for employers obligated to inform employees of their rights under FFCRA.
- WHD also provides Questions and Answers about posting requirements.
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 www.dol.gov/agencies/whd.