On March 26, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released additional FAQs that further explain employer and employee rights and responsibilities under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
Employers of all sizes are facing unforeseen challenges because of the ongoing public health pandemic resulting from the spread of COVID-19. This Insight discusses how the governments in DC, Maryland, and Virginia are responding.
On March 23, 2020, the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources issued Opinion No. 2020-02, discussing provisions applicable to both exempt and non-exempt private-sector employees impacted by the COVID-19-related lockdown.
The emergency paid sick leave provided in the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act is in addition to the statutory sick leave benefit and applicable vacation leave to which Puerto Rico non-exempt employees are entitled.
As the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, spreads across the United States, laws impacting employers are being enacted and amended at an extraordinary rate to help ease the impact of the pandemic on employees.