US Department Of Labor Bulletin for Employers
March 26th, 2020
On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the US Department of Labor issued a bulletin that provides a bit of grace for employers as they work to comply with the new sick leave and family medical-leave laws that went into effect last week. In sum, the Department will not bring an enforcement action against an employer for violations of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act if the employer acts reasonably and in good faith to comply. The attached bulletin provides the criteria the Department will consider in determining whether the employer acted reasonably and with good faith. The non-enforcement period expires on April 17, 2020, so employers have a limited window to get into compliance. If you have questions about the Act or how recent events may impact your business, please call James in the Houston metro area at 832.764.7202 or Patrick in the San Antonio area at 210.504.4401.