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U.S. Labor Department, additional guidance on paid sick leave, expanded FMLA (COVID-19)

Guidance on paid sick leave, expanded FMLA (COVID-19)

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division today announced more guidance for employers and workers about the provisions and relief under the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” which will be effective April 1, 2020.


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The new law gives U.S. businesses with fewer than 500 employees tax credits to provide employees with paid leave—either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members.

As noted in today’s Labor Department release, the new guidance addresses issues such as whether employers may post a required notice electronically, and whether employers must provide notice of this law to recently laid-off individuals.

The guidance announced today supplements information provided by the Labor Department earlier this week. Read TaxNewsFlash

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