“Health Care Provider” Now Narrowly Defined, Intermittent Leave Explained, and Other Important Clarifications and Changes
Articles discussing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) an other topics related to workplace leave.
On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new temporary rule revising the DOL’s regulations on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
In response to a U.S. District Court decision striking down key aspects of its temporary rule governing leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the U.S. Department of Labor has adopted a revised rule “clarifying” certain aspects of […]
On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) partially ended the mystery of when and how it would respond to the August 3, 2020, decision from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in which the court—stating that the DOL had “jumped the
On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) following a federal court’s decision that invalidated a handful of regulatory provisions interpreting the FFCRA. Although the DOL was widely expected to address the court decision through revised
On Friday, September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised FFCRA regulations that will be formally published on September 16. The unpublished version is available here. These regulations were issued in response to an August 2020 ruling by a federal court in New York that invalidated some of the prior regulations as either inconsistent with the text of the FFCRA, or insufficiently explained by the DOL in its original regulations. According to the DOL’s press release accompanying the revised regulations, the revisions do the following:
Last month a New York federal court left health care providers in a lurch, when it vacated the Department of Labor’s definition of who could be exempted as a health care provider from the FFCRA leave obligations. Thankfully, the DOL has stepped back in to provide further clarity on this issue, providing
The Department of Labor has issued revisions and clarifications to its FFCRA Temporary Rule in response to the New York federal court’s decision vacating some of the provisions of the earlier version of the Rule.
Summary of Revisions.
In its revised rule and clarifications, the DOL:
reaffirms that the emergency
Parents, employers, and communities across the country are managing uncertainty around returning to school this fall. Many schools have opened, or soon will open, using some element of virtual learning. As we discussed earlier this summer, parents and employers have had to show flexibility and grace during this back to
With kids going back to school, new questions regarding eligibility for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) are cropping up. Thankfully, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently supplemented its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to answer some of the questions that have arisen thus far.
For many, the start of school looks different this year: from all virtual, to hybrid, to parent’s choice. Employers required to provide leave under the Federal Families First Coronavirus Act (“FFCRA”) may be wondering how to administer FFCRA leave under this new regime.
Not to be out-classed, the U.S. Department
On August 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor added to its list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding leave under the FFCRA, tackling questions related to FFCRA leave for children’s remote learning programs. Previously, the DOL’s guidance stated that an […]
On August 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published three new “Return to School” FAQs concerning the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Under the FFCRA, employees can use up to 12 or 14 weeks of job-protected leave if they need to care for a child
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued some new FAQs to try to clarify how the FFCRA’s leave provisions apply to various types of school closures. Here they are (these are questions 98-100 on the comprehensive FFCRA FAQ, available here:
Dear Littler: Our company operates in multiple locations across the country. Some schools in these jurisdictions are proceeding with normal in-class instruction, others are using a hybrid model where students shift between in-person and remote learning during the week, while others are offering remote learning only. And some schools