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Posted on: August 1, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Employee Rights - Coronavirus

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has the authority to investigate and enforce compliance with the FFCRA. Employers may not discharge, discipline, or otherwise discriminate against any employee who lawfully takes paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA, files a complaint, or institutes a proceeding under or related to this Act. Employers in violation of the provisions of the FFCRA will be subject to penalties and enforcement by WHD. 

For additional information or to file a complaint:

1-866-487-9243
TTY: 1-877-889-5627
dol.gov/agencies/whd

View the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employee Rights Poster (PDF) 

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