Beginning April 2, 2020, Employers with less than 500 employees will be required to post notice of the new provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in a conspicuous place on their premises.  Employers may also satisfy the notice requirement by emailing or direct mailing the notice to employees or posting the notice on an employee information internal or external website.  A sample notice poster can be found  here.

Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who seek to take this expanded leave. Employers found to be in violation of the requirements may be subject to penalties and enforcement under the Fair Labor Standards Act or the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Exemptions:  Employers that are health providers or emergency responders may exempt certain employees themselves from these requirements if they feel it is necessary. Furthermore, employers with fewer than 50 employees may seek an exemption with the Department of Labor if compliance will threaten the business as an ongoing concern (instructions are still being developed).

For more information regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, please review the FAQs for Families First Coronavirus Response Act. If you’d to know Basic Information about FFCRA that can help your business or your Employees, please visit our newsroom.

Please feel free to reach out to the HR department at XcelHR if you have any questions or concerns about these new requirements: