As employers try to keep up with ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines, a recent court ruling on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) left them with more questions than answers.
Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) sent a final rule to the White House for review after a federal court struck down several portions of the DOL’s regulations, finding that the DOL exceeded its authority. The remaining portions are not affected by the ruling. While the final rule is not currently available to the public, it is anticipated that it may address these rejected portions of the FFCRA:
What Does This Mean?
Until the DOL final rule is passed, employers should be careful before relying on the DOL regulations struck down in the ruling.
Please contact Rebecca Sha or any other member of Phelps’ Labor and Employment team if you have questions or need compliance advice and guidance. For more information related to COVID-19, please also see Phelps’ COVID-19: Client Resource Portal.