Labor Department Releases Updated Guidelines

Additional protections and requirements for reopening workplaces during pandemic.

The Department of Labor published additional guidance on Monday regarding how the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) impact employers and their workers. Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Labor Department, Cheryl Stanton, said, “We are providing ongoing guidance to help [employers] better understand their rights and responsibilities to protect workers and help ensure a level playing field for employers as our economy recovers.”

The guidelines include the amount of paid sick and expanded family and medical leave workers are allowed under the FFCRA. Businesses with fewer than 500 employees will be eligible for tax credits to reimburse the expense of providing their workers paid leave related specifically to the coronavirus. This will ensure employees are not put in a position to have to choose between their paychecks and protecting public health.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Labor Department as they seek to facilitate the reopening of the economy while protecting public health.
  • For American workers as they resume employment.
  • For an end to the pandemic.

Sources: Department of Labor


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