DOL Issues Workplace Paid Leave Notices and MD|DC CUA Provides “Essential Services” Letter for Employees

The U.S. Department of Labor has released employer guidance for compliance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which takes effect Thursday, April 1, 2020 and includes two employment-related provisions: Emergency Paid Sick Leave and an amendment to the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Click here to review DOL’s employer guidance and here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Each covered employer must post the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. DOL suggests that in the current environment, an employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.

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Credit unions have been deemed "essential services." As such employees may need a letter to certify that they are employed by a credit union when traveling to and from work. While “stay at home orders” have not been issue in our region, it is good to be prepared. The Certification of Essential Services template is customizable for credit unions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and Maryland. You can download the document here.

These resources and many others can be found on our Coronavirus Resources page.