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FFCRA mandatory employee rights poster

Last Updated: 3/30/2020

 

As part of the Family First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA), employees at small businesses may be entitled to several new benefits for sick and family leave. To make sure employees understand their options, employers are required to post notice of the requirements.

 

Meeting this requirement should be easy because the Department of Labor (DOL) just released a mandatory employee rights poster. It should be posted in your place of business, mailed to employees, or distributed to employees electronically (via email or online portal) by April 1, 2020.

 

Here’s a link to the downloadable poster

 

The Department of Labor website also has detailed FAQs about the notice requirements.

 

To help you notify employees about their rights under the act, please see a sample email you can use below. You can also find more information about how to manage your team through COVID-19 in our Resource Center.

 

Sample email for employees

 

Subject line: 

Paid and family leave under the new law

 

Body: 

Hi [name],

 

I hope you, your family, and your friends are doing well right now. I wanted to give you some important information about new laws that have been passed to help us all through the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

The new Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

 

Here’s a link detailed information about your rights

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything I can do to be of help.

 

Thanks,

[Employer name]

 

As additional information is released regarding the FFCRA, we will update this article and our COVID-19 Resource Center.

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