COVID-19, Employee Leave, General Information, Government Assistance for Employers, Human Resources

Will Shut Down Employees Qualify for Leave?

The Department of Labor (DOL) continues to update its guidance document on the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and the latest update caught many employers by surprise.

The updated document released by the agency appears to suggest that employees who cannot work because their businesses are subject to a government shutdown order or they are ordered to shelter at home will not qualify for Emergency Paid Sick Leave or Emergency FMLA. This clarification should now be integrated into employers’ plans for developing best practices and compliance tools to deal with the rapidly changing situation.

Read this Legal Alert from Fisher Phillips for additional information.

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