DOL Publishes Online Tool to Help Employees Determine FFCRA Eligibility

On June 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced an online tool for employees to help them determine if they are eligible for paid sick leave due to COVID-19. This tool walks employees through a series of questions to test if their employer qualifies for the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). If the provisions apply, the tool moves forward to guide the employee on whether they qualify for either paid sick leave or extended family and medical leave under FFCRA. The DOL is working a similar employer online tool that is to be published soon.