DOL Published Updated COVID-19 & FLSA FAQs & Resources

Originally published by: ProSales MagazineJuly 27, 2020

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The U.S. Department of Labor has published additional guidance for workers and employers on how the protections and requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), affect the workplaces amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The department's FAQ resource includes answers to questions related to COVID-19-enforced telework, minimum wage and overtime during COVID-19, and hazard pay during COVID-19.

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The guidance from U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) complements the WHD's Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers, and a Questions and Answers document about paid sick and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The WHD has also produced posters that fulfill notice requirements for employers obligated to inform employees of their FFCRA rights.

Additionally, the U.S. Department of Labor has provided a FAQ resource on how the protections and requirements of the FFCRA affect workplaces as they reopen across the country.