The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released three new questions and answers (Q&As) and has updated six of its existing Q&As about emergency paid sick leave and expanded Family and Medical Leave Act leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

The changes reflect DOL revisions to FFCRA regulations, undertaken in response to a federal court decision that invalidated part of the original regulations. The regulatory revisions became effective Sept. 16, 2020.

The three new Q&As (Q&As 101-103) concern the applicability and timing of the court decision and the regulatory revisions. The six updated Q&As address:

  • Documenting the need for leave (Q&A 16);
  • Intermittent leave (Q&As 21 and 22);
  • The definition of health care provider for purposes of the FFCRA leave exemption for those employees (Q&A 56); and
  • Leave for “hybrid” school scenarios and voluntary remote learning options (Q&A 98-99).

Click here for the DOL’s Q&As.