COVID-19

Around the world we are facing unique times together as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues to evolve. During these challenging and ever changing times, PDA is committed to communicating proactively with all of our members as we walk this path together. This is why we created a COVID-19 Resource Center.  This resource center is dedicated entirely to COVID-19 and will include daily updates from the government, helpful resources/links, and provide you with ways you and your company can make a difference. 


Things taking place this week:
We wanted to make you aware that the U.S. Department of Labor will be hosting a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an innovative opportunity to offer their perspective as the Department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The ideas and comments gathered from this dialogue will inform compliance assistance guidance, resources, and tools, as well as outreach approaches, that assist employers and employees in understanding their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA.  Input is needed by March 29, 2020.  Anybody who is interested can participate online at https://ffcra.ideascale.com

DOL releases required FFCRA model notice
As part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), employers with fewer than 500 employees must post a Department of Labor (DOL) model notice informing employees of their rights to emergency paid sick leave and emergency paid family and medical leave for reasons linked to COVID-19. A summary of the legislation was provided in a previously issued Benefit Bulletin.

The DOL also posted frequently asked questions to help employers comply with the posting requirement. For employers who have employees working remotely, the DOL advises the notice be emailed, mailed or posted on an employee internal or external website. There is no requirement to provide the notice to recently laid-off or furloughed individuals or new job applicants. Otherwise, the notice must be posted in conspicuous places in the workplace where employee notices are customarily posted.

Click here to view entire document.

The federal government is taking steps to stem the spread of COVID-19, updates to actions taken can be found below:

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