COVID-19 and the rules governing the American Workplace




On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into the law The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a package of provisions aimed at providing emergency relief and support during the Coronavirus pandemic.


Some of the key provisions of the employment-related aspects of the FFCRA will take effect on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.







Following are some of the key items

to help with implementing these provisions:





the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division model notice that covered employers must post regarding the FFCRA. This must be displayed and disseminated by April 1, 2020.


The law requires covered employers to post the notice in “conspicuous places” on its premises. For employers with a significant portion of their workforce presently working remotely, the guidance clarifies that employers may satisfy the posting requirement for remote workers by: (1) emailing the notice to employees; (2) directly mailing the notice to employees; or (3) posting the notice on the employer’s internal or external website.












Frequently Asked Questions regarding the notice requirements   























Questions and Answers regarding the FFCRA





















Fact Sheet for Employers





















Fact Sheet for Employees






















additional guidance related to COVID-19












Employers should also be aware that states and localities may pass their own laws providing leave or other benefits in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. We will update this post as new information becomes available.


About the author


Gregg Perez combines his love and passion to help law firms, start-ups, and companies of varying size reach their best potential with the experience gained from working with Fortune 500 companies, law firms, and start-ups. As a Director, Administrator, COO, VP and consultant, he brings years of consulting and real life experience to the table for his clients.