Families First Coronavirus Response Act

This article was co-authored by Kylie Cimmino of Red Clover.

The State of New Jersey has not taken a one size fits all approach in return to school plans for the 2020-2021 school year.  The New Jersey Department of Education (“NJDOE”) has received approximately 800 different plans for reopening, and as of September 30, 2020,

We have posted repeatedly about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), 3/17, 3/19, 3/27, 4/6, 8/10 and 9/3, which was enacted on April 1, 2020 to provide certain employees with leave and benefits necessitated by COVID-19.  Effective September 16, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued revised

As we have recently posted on numerous occasions, 3/17/20, 3/19/20, 3/27/20, 4/6/20, and 8/10/20, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) requires most employers with fewer than 500 workers to provide paid time off for specified reasons related to COVID-19, including that (1) the employee is suffering from COVID-19

On August 3, 2020, the Southern District of New York (Judge J. Paul Oetken) issued a decision vacating four (4) parts of the FFCRA but upholding the rest.  This decision came out of a lawsuit filed by the State of New York in which the State challenged certain aspects of the FFCRA and the regulations