President Biden Unveils Sweeping Six-Part Action Plan to Combat COVID-19
September 15, 2021
On Sept. 9, President Biden unveiled a six-pronged national strategy to combat the spread of COVID-19, which will impact large private employers and federal contractors.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published additional guidance to address the requirements and protections under several of the laws enforced by the agency as workplaces reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a DOL news release, the guidance, which provides information to workers and employers on the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, features newly added frequently asked questions addressing critical issues under all three laws.
As of July 20, the following questions and answers were added to the FLSA FAQs:
As of July 20, the following questions and answers were added to the FMLA FAQs:
As of July 20, the following questions and answers were added to the FFCRA FAQs:
The guidance is the latest addition to WHD’s compliance assistance materials, which includes a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers and a Questions and Answers resource about paid sick and expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA. All resources can be used to help America’s workers as they safely return back to work.
Additional resources on COVID-19 and returning to work can be found on the DOL website.
For more comprehensive coronavirus resources, visit abc.org/coronavirus.
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