News Release

U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Families First Coronavirus Response Act Webinars to Educate Employees, Employers, State and Local Governments

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will offer three webinars the week of May 18, 2020, for employees, employers and state and local governments in the division’s Southeast region to educate them on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). 

The webinars will provide information on the requirements of the law including eligibility, coverage, qualifying reasons, duration of leave and calculation of pay.

WHAT:          Wage and Hour Division Southeast Region Webinars

WHEN:          Monday, May 18, 2020

                        10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT

                        FFCRA for Employees Registration

                        Wednesday, May 20, 2020

                        10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT

                        FFCRA for Employers Registration

                        Friday, May 22, 2020

                        10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT

                        FFCRA for State and Local Governments Registration 

“The Wage and Hour Division is committed to providing information and education about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to employers, employees, and state and local governments,” said Southeast Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Juan Coria. “We encourage employers and employees to contact us if they have questions about their rights or responsibilities under FFCRA, and to join us for these informative webinars.”

Attendance is free, but space is limited and pre-registration online is required. Once registered, attendees will receive a confirmation email with additional login information. Members of the public with questions about attending the webinars should contact Colin Trimble at Trimble.Colin@dol.gov.   

The FFCRA helps the U.S. combat and defeat the workplace effects of the coronavirus by giving tax credits to American businesses with fewer than 500 employees either to provide employees with paid leave for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. Please visit WHD’s “Quick Benefits Tips” for information about how much leave workers may qualify to use and the wages employers must pay. The law enables employers to keep their workers on their payrolls, while at the same time ensuring that workers do not have to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus.

WHD provides additional information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to the coronavirus and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and on job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic

For more information about the laws enforced by WHD, call 866-4US-WAGE, or visit www.dol.gov/agencies/whd.

For further information about the coronavirus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.      

Agency
Wage and Hour Division
Date
May 15, 2020
Release Number
20-983-ATL
Contact: Michael D'Aquino
Contact: Eric R. Lucero
Phone Number
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