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NMDWS advises employers on Families First Coronavirus Response Act guidance

For Immediate Release
March 25, 2020

Contact: Bill McCamley
Cabinet Secretary


NMDWS advises employers on Families First Coronavirus
Response Act guidance   


(Albuquerque, NM) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published their first round of Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) implementation guidance this week. The guidance provides answers to employers’ top questions in regards to determining coverage, obtaining exemptions, part-time employees, and how an employer calculates wages an employee is entitled to under FFCRA.

Guidance is available in the form of fact sheets and frequently asked questions. All information and resources can be found on USDOL WHD website at www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic.

“The Department of Workforce Solutions is here to support New Mexico employers any way we can,” said Secretary Bill McCamley. “We are all in this together, and we all have a role to play. The state Wage and Hour Bureau is available to assist employers with any questions they may have and to be an extra contact for them in addition to USDOL.”

The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide their employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. USDOL WHD administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

Additional information for employers and workers affected by COVID-19, including frequently asked questions, can be found at www.dws.state.nm.us/COVID-19-Info. For the latest announcements and updates, follow NMDWS on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.





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