First, the DOL has published Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-1 which gives guidance to DOL field personnel for the DOL’s temporary non-enforcement period of the paid sick and family leave law. Relevantly, the bulletin provides the following:
Second, DOL issued its Notice Poster, which covered employers are required to post to inform employees of their rights. Employers should place this poster where it puts other employee rights posters. For workforces that are now working remotely, employers need to consider how to publish so that its employees can access this information, such as through posting on a company intranet page or distributing via email.
Read our previous alerts on the Families First Law:
Federal Government Passes Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave Expansion Into Law: What Employers Need To Know
Common Employment Issues in Responding to COVID-19
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Author Jonathan Krause is a Partner in Labor & Employment Practice Group and Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Task Force at Klehr Harrison.