More FLSA, FMLA, and FFCRA guidance issued as workplaces reopen amid pandemic
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

More FLSA, FMLA, and FFCRA guidance issued as workplaces reopen amid pandemic

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

On July 20, the Department of Labor announced that it has published more guidance for workers and employers on how the protections and requirements of the FLSA (19 questions), the FMLA (13 questions), and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (now 96 questions addressing definitions, eligibility, coverage, application, and enforcment) affect workplaces as they reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Wage and Hour Division guidance includes commonly asked questions and answers (Q&As) that address critical issues in all three laws; this guidance has been periodically updated, but each guidance document is not separately dated.

Compliance assistance materials. The DOL said that the new guidance is the latest addition to that compliance assistance materials that the WHD has published. These materials include information about the FFCRA:

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