COVID-19 and the American Workplace

COVID-19 and the American Workplace

The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. The legislation will ensure that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus while at the same time reimbursing businesses.

Fact Sheets

·         Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

·         Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

Questions and Answers

·         Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

·         COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers

·         COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers

Posters

·         Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

·         Federal Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

·         Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions

Field Assistance Bulletin

·         Field Assistance Bulletin 2020-1: Temporary Non-Enforcement Period Applicable to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

WHD Response to COVID-19

For further information about Coronavirus, please visit the HHS’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic