Nonprofits preparing to comply with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) need to know a few things about this legislation.
- As of today, the FFCRA will be in effect from April 2, 2020, until Dec. 31, 2020.
- The FFCRA “requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick or family leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor website.
- The FFRCA covers private employers with fewer than 500 employees. This includes nonprofit organizations.
- Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees may qualify for exemption from the requirement to provide leave due to school closings or child care unavailability if the leave requirements would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern. No details on this are available yet.
- The U.S. Department of Labor will be creating a required posting within seven days of the enactment of the new law (April 2, 2020).
J. J. Keller & Associates has created a web page providing COVID-19 response guidance to its customers and others. You may find useful resources there, including disaster recovery and remote worker resources.