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March 26, 2020
President Trump signed The Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law on March 18, 2020. The Act directed the Secretary of Labor to make publicly available a model of a notice that meets the requirements of the Act within seven days after the Act’s enactment. On March 25, 2020 (the seventh day), the Department of Labor made the following notices available (one for the private sector and one for the public sector):
The Department of Labor also provided an FAQ about the notice:
Employers must post the notice in a conspicuous place on its premises. I know what you’re thinking – we’re operating remotely, so posting on our premises does not put our employees on notice of anything! An employer may satisfy the posting requirement by sending the notice via email or direct mail, or by posting the notice on an employee information internal or external website.