Sent on behalf of Matthew Schenk, Executive Director of Human Resources.
On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The law attempts to help employers keep their workers on their payrolls, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus.
The leave provisions are created by a time-limited statutory authority established under the FFCRA and are set to expire on December 31, 2020.
More information about these new laws can be found on the EVMS COVID-19 webpage.