A newly available webinar from Curi’s on-call human resources consultant, Dee Brown, addresses the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent changes to who qualifies for emergency paid sick leave through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The rule clarifies the definition of healthcare providers for whom employers do not need to offer leave; specifies that employers do not need to provide leave to furloughed employees; and offers new guidance as to what constitutes “intermittent leave.” Curi members may view the webinar here.
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