Part II of Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Guidance

We have been closely monitoring updates to the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act that takes effect today, April 1st. View our dedicated FFCRA page and the following video overviews with HARDI HR Consultant, Pam Krivda. We’ve included recommendations for contractors as well so be sure to forward to your customers as a value add.

The Act takes effect April 1st, 2020.


FFCRA REGULATIONS: DEFINITIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS
FOR ALL COVERED EMPLOYERS

  • Definition of Covered Employers
  • Determining my number of employees
  • Determining an affected employee’s hours worked and wage
  • “Stay at Home” and “Shelter in Place” orders and these regulations
  • What an employee must do to be eligible for paid leave
  • Employers’ responsibility regarding FFCRA compliance poster
  • What we know today about tax relief and credits available to employers

GUIDANCE VIDEO: LESS THAN 50 EMPLOYEES

  • Determining your exemption eligibility
  • How to file for an exemption
  • Defining what an exemption means
  • Best practices for retaining talent if exempted

GUIDANCE VIDEO: 51-500 EMPLOYEES

  • The impact of childcare considerations and paid leave
  • Considerations for companies close to either end of the compliance parameters
  • How to treat staff effectively able to work from home
  • Best practices to consider if potentially eligible for exemption

GUIDANCE VIDEO: MORE THAN 500 EMPLOYEES

  • Why this group was exempted
  • Consideration for the expectations the public holds for large employers
  • Remember to promote the value of the benefits you offer

Required Compliance Poster:
Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Federal Resources:
US Department of Labor FAQ

US Department of Labor official website

This report emphasises the importance of employers understanding how carefully their actions and responses will be watched throughout this crisis:
Navigating COVID-19: An In-Depth Conversation with American Voters


For more COVID-19 resources, visit our dedicated webpage.