The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a model notice that employers covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) must post in a conspicuous place on its business premises.

You can find the model notice here, and the DOL’s FAQs website answering questions about the notice here.

Since most employees are teleworking, employers can comply with the Act’s notice requirement electronically by either (1) emailing or direct mailing it to employees, or (2) posting the notice on an employee information internal or external website.

The notice does not have to be shared with recently laid-off employees or to job applicants. It must be given to new hires.

The notice must be posted even if state law imposes similar requirements or provides greater protections to employees.

Metz Lewis will continue to provide updates as additional and updated guidance becomes available. If you have any employment-related questions, please contact our attorneys Manning “Jim” O’Connor, Rachel Felton, or Justin Barron.

This post was written by Justin Barron

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