The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires covered employers to offer additional paid sick leave as well as paid Family Medical Leave in order to care for children because of school or daycare closures.

The FFCRA applies to employers with 1-499 employees. Some employers with fewer than 50 employees may qualify for an exemption if complying with the FFCRA would jeopardize the business’s ability to continue. Some healthcare providers are also exempt. If you want to know if your company may be exempt, you should contact an attorney.

Employers need to post this Employer Poster in a central location where all employees will see it. It may take multiple posters to reach all employees who are physically showing up to a work site. If employees are working remotely, employers need to email a copy of the poster or make it available on the company intranet.

Charles Wilbrand and Carly Bahramzad are attorneys who specialize in employment law and are available to answer your questions.

Look for future blog posts with further details about the FFCRA. The Department of Labor has published this summary and FAQ concerning the new law.