DetailsEB2

DOL FFCRA - April 1 Effective Date for FFCRA Leave Due to COVID-19

03/25/2020 Written by: AP Employee Benefits

On Tuesday, March 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the effective date of the leaves available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will be April 1, 2020. Based upon the bill's original language, the effective date was widely believed to be April 2, 2020.
The DOL announced the effective date in a "Questions and Answers" document where it also provided answers to some common questions. Other than the April 1 effective date, the information is in line with prior guidance. The DOL also released two Fact Sheets, both of which appear to contain the same information. It is possible that they are building a framework for future updates with different pages for Employees and Employers. Here are the links:

While the links above do not provide much new information, they are worth reviewing. We are still waiting on regulations from the DOL to answer many questions about how these leaves will be administered and how they will coordinate with other leaves (sick, PTO, etc.) as well as any corresponding offsets to other claims, like STD, TDI (in NJ, NY, HI, RI, PR, CA), and Worker's Compensation claims. 
Please speak with your Account Manager or Account Executive regarding any questions you may have.
Prior COVID-19 Related Guidance:


Caregiver-Conscious-Benefits-Hazelden-Betty-Ford-Foundation
Caregiver-conscious Benefits: An Interview with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Employee Benefits07/18/2024

An organization’s overall wellness program reaches not only their employees. It reaches an employee’s loved ones, including their spouses and their dependents. This is why it is essential to think...

Pharmacys-Role-in-Your-Small-Business-Benefits-Budget
Pharmacy's Role in Your Small Business Benefits Budget
Employee Benefits07/16/2024

Employers across the nation are trying to find new ways to contain the rising costs of prescription drugs. For many small businesses, employee benefits can be a key way to attract and retain top...

Pharmacies-and-Reference-Based-Pricing
The Relationship Between Pharmacies and Reference-Based Pricing
Employee Benefits07/09/2024

Pharmacies-and-Reference-Based-Pricing Health care costs continue to rise, a longtime trend that pushes organizations to lower expenses at every opportunity, though confronting the affordability...