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DOL seeking input on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Washington — The Department of Labor is offering employers, workers and others an opportunity to give input on compliance assistance and outreach strategies concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 18.

The law requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave and extended family and medical leave for “specific reasons” related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The online forum is available until March 29. Employers and employer groups, employees and employee groups, and state and local government officials can submit ideas, provide comments and vote on suggestions.

“DOL will use the ideas and comments gathered from this dialogue to develop compliance assistance guidance, resources and tools, and outreach approaches that assist employers and employees in understanding their responsibilities and rights, respectively, under the FFCRA,” the website states.

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