FFCRA Effective 1 Day Earlier Than Anticipated

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which provides paid sick leave to many employees and amends the FMLA to provide paid leave related to the COVID-19 public health emergency under certain circumstances, was to take effect no later than 15 days after the date of the enactment of the FFCRA.  While 15 days after the enactment is April 2, 2020, the Department of Labor announced that the law’s effective date is April 1, 2020.  Employers with questions about this law or in need of assistance with policies to implement this law in their workplace should contact David Smith at dsmith@mrrlaw.com or Stacy Pollock at spollock@mrrlaw.com.