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Small Business Exemption

The Department of Labor’s guidance now includes more detailed information on the Small Business Exemption for employers with fewer than fifty (50) employees. The DOL first identifies (3) three circumstances which would satisfy the requirement that compliance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) will jeopardize the viability of the small business as determined by an authorized officer of the business:

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Q&A

If you have questions regarding the FFCRA, you can click here for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.  Additionally, you may click here to download the FFCRA Request for Emergency Paid Sick Leave and/or Expanded FMLA Form.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Three (3) components of the Act will directly affect employers and warrant immediate discussio:  Division C - The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act; Division E - The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act; and Division G - Tax Credits for Paid Sick and Paid Family And Medical LEave Act.  It is important to note that although this Act was signed in to law on March 18, 2020, it will not take effect until fifteen (15) days aft er the enactment date.  For more information, please click here.

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Interim Guidance: COVID-19

Below is a link to the Interim Guidance for Responding and Preventing COVID-19. This information is largely sourced from the CDC. Additionally, you will find information regarding the ADA and employee notification rights. It is important to note that this attached document is interim guidance and subject to change. Very little is known about COVID-19 at this time, and recommendations will change as new information is gathered.

Interim Guidance: COVID-19

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