Feds Issue New COVID-19 Guidance

New guidance from the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is designed to assist employers address important employment issues related to COVID-19.

FFCRA Rule Revisions

DOL has revised its rules on the emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). DOL’s revisions, which take effect immediately, largely focus on health care workers:

clarify that employees must provide employers with required documentation supporting the need for FFCRA leave as soon as practicable; and
correct an inconsistency as to when employees may be required to provide notice to their employers of a need to take expanded family and medical leave.
For more information on the FFCRA and how the emergency leave provisions impact dealers, see NADA’s FFCRA FAQs.

New EEOC Publications

The EEOC has updated its technical assistance document, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” to:

incorporate 18 questions and answers from its “Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act” and a March webinar; and
modify two existing Q&As to provide clarifications that reinforce prior EEOC statements about COVID-19 and the EEO laws.
The revised EEOC document serves as a useful guide to common issues involving COVID-19 and federal equal employment opportunity laws. Source: NADA