Department of Labor Clarifies Effective Date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

CATEGORY: Special Bulletins
CLIENT TYPE: Nonprofit, Private Education, Public Education, Public Employers, Public Safety
AUTHOR: Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
PUBLICATION: LCW Special Bulletin
DATE: Mar 24, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will take effect April 1, 2020, according to a new Q & A posted March 24, 2020 by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL, the federal agency charged with implementing and enforcing the FFCRA, has been answering questions online and is working on regulations to implement the law. This means that any leave taken prior to April 1, 2020 is not pursuant to the FFCRA. The FFCRA will apply only to leave taken between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

The full Q & A can be found at: