New FFCRA guidance from the DOL: F/T v. P/T, “health care provider,” small business exemptions and more!


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We’re doing things a bit differently today.

Over the weekend, in honor of my 44th birthday, the U.S. Department of Labor updated its Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers. And now we have answers to the following questions:

✔ What is a “health care provider”? (It depends)

✔ Can an employee take 12 weeks of FMLA and 12 more weeks of E-FMLA? (No)

✔ How are “full-time” and “part-time” employment defined? (Based on 40-hour workweek)

✔ How can a small business claim get an FFCRA exemption? (Three ways, but limited to that overlapping PSL/E-FMLA reason)

And much more…

You can check out the updated DOL guidance here, which I decided to discuss vlog-style. You can view that video on The Employer Handbook YouTube channel here.

(If you like the vlog-style posts, I may do a few more of them. Today’s video is about 12 minutes. Too long, IMHO. But, I’m still working out the kinks. My goal is to record future ones in nearly half that time. Of course, if long-format is more your jam, here is Friday’s 69-minute Facebook live chat.)

Let me know what you think. More live chats? More vlogs? Both? Neither? Email me and let me know.

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