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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Listen to the recording of ISA's webinar:

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What You Need To Know The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) takes effect on April 1, 2020 and provides for two sources of paid leave for employees in response to the coronavirus epidemic. Learn what you need to know and how the FFCRA could impact your business operations. | Speakers: Compass Business Solutions, Inc. | Price: $0.00 (member); $15.00 (non-member)

IRS Guidance

Additional information and guidance on the FFCRA tax credits along with an FAQ. Includes information on when employers can start claiming, documentation needed and more.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Overview and Details

DOL Employer Fact Sheet: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (will be in effect from April 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)

DOL Questions and Answers Regarding FFCRA.  Some key items:

  • According to the DOL the 500 employee threshold includes part-time employees, full-time employees, temps and seasonal workers
  • The under 50 waiver will only be given upon evidence the business is no longer financially viable (criteria will be addressed in forthcoming regulations)
  • Self-quarantined employees who can still telecommute may not be eligible for paid leave


DOL FFCRA Poster Notice Q+A.  Some key items:

  • Notice must be posted on location in a conspicuous place where employees can see it.  This can be satisfied by emailing or mailing this to employees or posting on an employee internal or external website
  • Only applies to current employees
  • Must be shared with new hires