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H.R. 6201: Implementation Guidance for Employers & Workers

PHASE II PACKAGE: H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Bill Focus: Ensures free testing, emergency paid leave, and support and flexibility for small businesses and their employees signed into law March 18th

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201 – Phase II Response Package). The guidance addresses critical questions such as:

  • How does an employer count its number of employees to determine coverage?
  • How can small businesses obtain an exemption?
  • How does an employer count hours for part-time employees?
  • How does an employer calculate wages employees are entitled to under H.R. 6201?

The initial WHD guidance is available in three-parts: