COVID-19: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance

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As part of ABCD’s efforts to provide up-to-date information as we receive it regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, below please find guidance from our friends at the U.S. Department of Labor:

3/25/20 – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).   The guidance addresses critical questions such as:

  • How does an employer count its number of employees to determine coverage?
  • How can small businesses obtain an exemption?
  • How does an employer count hours for part-time employees?
  • How does an employer calculate wages employees are entitled to under the FFCRA?

The initial WHD guidance is available in three-parts:

A workplace poster model for covered employers will be published later this week, along with additional fact sheets and FAQs.

If you have further questions, please give call at 202-693-4600 or email the Department at

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