The Department of Labor recently published The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) employee’s notification poster. According to the Department of Labor, each covered employer (i.e., employers with fewer than 500 employees) must post the FFCRA Notice Poster in a conspicuous place on its premises. Covered employers may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting the FFCRA Notice Poster on an employee information internal or external website. The FFCRA Notice Poster need not be translated into another language. Covered employers are not required to provide the notice to any former employees or job applicants; only current or newly hired employees must receive a copy.
The effective date of the FFRCA, according to the DOL’s Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, is April 1, NOT April 2, as previously issued in the Congressional release. The FFCRA states it becomes effective “not later than 15 days” after the date of enactment. It was signed into law on March 18, 2020, but the DOL guidance is effective as of 14 days. Therefore, the notice must be posted / distributed by April 1st.