On March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19 (see “Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act Revisions and Emergency Paid Sick Leave—Updated,” and “By the Way . . . DOL Issues Resources for HR 6201 Paid Leave Provisions,” in the current Fiscal Report).
The legislation also requires the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to issue a model notice for employers to provide to their employees so that they are aware of their rights under this new law. On March 25, 2020, the DOL released the model notice that employers are required to provide to their employees, which can be found here. The DOL also produced a frequently asked questions (FAQs) list as a resource for employers, which can be found here.