In an update to members, the National Association of Lumber and Building Material Dealers announced that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has issued its first round of published guidance to provide information to employers about requirements for emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave established by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). As a reminder, the FFCRA requires all employers with fewer than 500 employees to offer up to 12 weeks of paid leave for absences related to COVID-19.
Requirements are subject to 30-day non-enforcement period for good faith compliance efforts.
- How an employer must count the number of their employees to determine coverage;
- How small businesses can obtain an exemption;
- How to count hours for part-time employees;
- How to calculate the wages employees are entitled to under this law.
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If you have questions or information about developments, please reach out to Kevin McKenney, NLBMDA Director of Government Affairs at email@example.com.