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Mandatory Posting: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Notice Now Available

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the model Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) notice (available here).  Private employers with fewer than 500 employees must post the notice and are recommended to do so in advance of the April 1, 2020 effective date of the FFCRA.

Each covered employer must post the notice in a conspicuous place on its premises.  With many employees now working remotely, employers may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing the notice to employees or by posting the notice on an internal or external website used for employee information.

The notice need not be provided to recently laid-off employees; rather, it only needs to be provided to current employees.

Additional FAQs on the posting requirements, together with the DOL’s answers, are available here.

(**March 31, 2021 Update: As of 7 am, the model FFCRA notice available on the DOL’s website contains a typographical error.  It refers to a $12,000 cap, instead of a $10,000 cap.  When distributing the model notice to your employees, it is recommended that you point out the error.)

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