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WARNING: DOL Moves the Goalposts on FFCRA for Healthcare Providers

Posted In Coronavirus, COVID-19, Department of Labor ("DOL"), Employment Law, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, FFCRA, Health Care Law

When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was passed, healthcare providers breathed a sigh of relief to see that an exception had been carved out for them regarding the mandatory leave provisions of the law. This exclusion permitted entities with less than 500 employees to exclude “health care providers” from mandatory leave provisions. The first rules to interpret this provision defined “health care providers” in such a manner that all employees of a healthcare provider that itself met the definition would also meet the exclusion. This interpretation is no more. More >

Healthcare Providers and First Responders: How New Paid Leave Laws Affect Your Workforce

Posted In Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”)

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Families First”), which requires most employers to provide ten days of paid sick leave and paid FMLA benefits to employees under certain circumstances. Healthcare providers, however, are dealt with differently than other workers.  How Families First will manifest itself for healthcare workers is unclear but here are some takeaways: More >

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