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DOL Issues Temporary Regulations on Paid Sick and Family Leave Under FFCRA



Temporary Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, 29 CFR Part 826, 85 Fed. Reg. __ (____, 2020); News Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Implementation (Apr. 1, 2020)

Temporary Rule

News Release

As we were preparing this edition of the EBIA Weekly, the DOL made available an advance copy of temporary regulations implementing the paid sick and family leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (see our Checkpoint article). The temporary regulations, effective April 1–December 31, 2020, cover many details regarding FFCRA paid sick and family leaves, including which employers must provide the leaves and the employer’s responsibility to maintain an employee’s coverage under the employer’s group health plan during such a leave. Previously, the DOL issued FAQs on the FFCRA leave requirements (see our Checkpoint article).

We will cover this development in the April 9, 2020, EBIA Weekly. Meanwhile, for more information on the underlying FMLA requirements, see EBIA’s Group Health Plan Mandates manual at Section XVII.C (“Maintenance of Group Health Plan Benefits”).

Contributing Editors: EBIA Staff.

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