Good morning GO-HR friends and family.
How is everyone doing? We hope you’re hanging in there. Don’t forget to check in on your people at home. If you have Office 365, we’ve found Teams to be a great way to do this! You can conference call (including video). But maybe we don’t want to know what everyone looks like au naturel!
With the signing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Labor Department has created an additional labor poster that employers must display for their employees to see for the duration of 2020. This will be an addition to any poster or posters you already display in your place of business. Like all federal and state posters, this must be displayed in a conspicuous area and be hung for the duration of 2020. If your company has remote workers and you display the applicable federal and state posters in a shared, easily accessible and visible location, please add this poster to that location.
If you are not considered an essential business, and therefore working from home during this stay at home order, you may hang this additional poster when you return to your office.
The Department of Labor has created an additional FAQ site for employers to help answer any remaining questions you might have regarding this new posting; you can find it here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions
And finally, it appears that FFCRA is going into effect APRIL 1. Here are two resources for you:
Employer Fact Sheet: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave
Remember, these leaves don’t apply across the board to everyone just because they ask for it. There are qualifying reasons to grant it.
Sharon DeLay, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPCC
GO-HR (a dba of BoldlyGO Career and HR Management, LLC)
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