Just as employers grapple with the aftermath of a federal court ruling striking down parts of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Department of Labor (DOL) issued new rules that were approved Sept. 12 and go into effect immediately. The DOL’s swift response to the federal court ruling answers some important questions for employers.
The DOL revised the following rules that were stricken by the court ruling:
The DOL reaffirmed and further explained the rules below:
While the DOL addressed some of the questions and uncertainty posed by the court ruling, the new regulations are still susceptible to legal challenge. 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.