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Important: Effective Date for New Federal Leave Has Changed to April 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has stated that the new Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA Leave will become effective April 1, 2020, not on April 2 as originally anticipated. In addition, the DOL has adopted a non-enforcement period from March 18 through April 17. During this time period, the DOL has indicated it will not take enforcement action against an employer if the employer makes reasonable good-faith efforts to comply with the new paid leave provisions as determined by the DOL. Therefore, although eligible employees still must be granted leave beginning April 1, the DOL will not be pursuing violations until after April 17 for employers who are trying to comply with the law.


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