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FFCRA Employee Notice Requirements Are Now in Effect

Effective April 1, 2020, the Family First Coronavirus Response Act’s (“FFCRA”) notice requirements go into effect for all covered employers. FFCRA requires employers covered by the act (specifically, employers with fewer than 500 employees) to post a notice of the act’s requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. Where a covered employer’s physical premises have been shut down but employees continue to telework, an employer may satisfy this notice requirement by emailing or direct mailing the FFCRA notice to its employees. Alternatively, an employer may post the required notice on an employee information internal or external website. Importantly, where an employer has employees reporting to different worksites or buildings, the employer must post all required federal notices in each worksite, even if the worksites are located in the same environment, industrial complex, or campus. Note that small businesses with fewer than 50 employees must post the notice; however, they potentially may be able to qualify for the small business exemption if providing leave under the act jeopardizes the viability of the business as a going concern.

According to the United States Department of Labor, guidance on the small business exemption will be addressed in forthcoming regulations. A copy of the FFCRA notice may be accessed by clicking on the following link:

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_N...

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Grace A. Byrd is Of Counsel to the Sills Cummis & Gross Employment and Labor Practice Group.

Ms. Byrd has worked with business owners, executives and other professionals to develop and execute well–thought–out and practical legal strategies to effectively achieve their litigation and business goals.  She counsels with an eye towards helping clients meet their business objectives while remaining legally compliant.

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While attending law school, Mr. Dawkins was an editor for the Rutgers Race & the Law Review, served as the president of the Student Bar Association, and participated in International Commercial Moot Court competitions in Paris, France and Hong Kong, China. He worked as an Associate Mediator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mr. Dawkins also served as an intern for the Honorable John J. Hoffman, Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. He served as an intern in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Mr. Dawkins also was awarded the United States President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award for his work with the Urban League of Morris County.

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Prior to joining Sills Cummis & Gross, Mr. Dawkins was an associate at a national employment and labor law firm and clerked for the Honorable Jose L. Fuentes, Presiding Judge for the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

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