Last week, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The law, amongst other major provisions, requires employers of less than 500 employees to provide two weeks of paid sick leave and paid family medical leave.
The law also requires employers to provide notice to their employees about the paid leave options available to them, so yesterday the U.S. Department of Labor released the required poster employers need to make available to their employees. To comply with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers must email or mail this notice to all current employees. They can put this poster on a website accessible to their employees.
More information about how to comply with the notice provision of the new law is on the U.S. Department of Labor’s website. The Department also released a helpful frequently asked questions page that answers common questions about the paid leave provisions.
You can also read more about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in the Ohio Chamber’s previous blog written after the bill was signed into law by President Trump.