Since President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) on March 18th, we have been waiting for further guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”). Yesterday afternoon, the DOL announced that it will be hosting a national online dialogue to allow businesses and individuals to contribute to the development of compliance assistance and related implementation of the FFCRA.
The ideas and comments that are gathered from this online dialogue will be used by the DOL to create guidance, resources, and tools that are designed to assist employers and employees in understanding their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA. This is a great opportunity to express any concerns and provide innovative ideas that may assist the DOL in providing meaningful guidance to employers.
For those who would like to participate in the online dialogue, use the following link from March 24 through March 29, 2020 to provide your input and ideas: https://ffcra.ideascale.com/. You can also join a Twitter chat hosted by @ePolicyWorks on March 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. using the hashtag #EPWChat.