The Department of Labor published today the required poster for employers under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. We, like many of you, noticed that the DOL’s poster appears to have an error in it as it leaves off the pay requirement with respect to paid sick leave for reason 5 (school closings) and then claims the additional 10 weeks of pay under the expanded FMLA is capped at $12,000 instead of $10,000.* We believe this is just an oversight and likely will be fixed. In the meantime, the poster can be found here.
In addition, the DOL issued FAQs concerning the poster, which can be found here.
As referenced in our post yesterday the Families First Coronavirus Response Act will begin to apply to leaves on April 1, 2020. We are sure there is more to come, as regulations are still expected and Congress continues to debate whether other changes will be forthcoming. Stay tuned…
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*After this article was published, the DOL revised the poster correcting the error and clarifying that an employee can take “Up to 12 weeks of paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave paid at 2/3 for qualifying reason #5… for up to $200 daily and $12,000 total.”