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Wage and Hour Issues Additional Guidance on Workplaces Laws

July 31, 2020


The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently published additional guidance for employers and workers on how the requirements and protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Standards Act (FLSA), and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) affect the workplace. The WHD understands how critically important this information is to employers and workers.

This guidance is the latest addition to compliance assistance materials that address critical issues in all three laws. The information provided 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.

WHD has also released two FFCRA guidance posters, one for federal workers and one for all other employees, and offers simple Quick Benefits Tips to determine how much paid leave the FFCRA allows employees to take.

Furthermore, WHD provides employers and employees information on everyday issues they face when responding to the coronavirus and its effects on wages and hours worked under the FLSA and job-protected leave under the FMLA at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic