On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced revisions to the regulations that significantly affect healthcare providers in response to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s August 3, 2020 decision invalidating portions of the FFCRA regulations.
The revised rules went in effect on September 16, 2020 and will require healthcare providers to provide FFCRA protected/paid leave to a broader range of employees than previously believed. The revisions also clarify other employers’ responsibilities regarding FFCRA paid leave. To read about these significant changes, click here. For more information from the WHD, click here.
A recorded webinar, "COVID-19 Response Act: Key Employment Issues for Healthcare Practices," which was presented on April 9, 2020, can be viewed on the LAMMICO website. To access the webinar, log in as a Member at lammico.com, click the red COVID-19 banner at the top of the page, and go to the section titled "Recorded Webinars to View."