Families first coronavirus response act (FFCRA) national online dialogue

Published On: March 27, 2020

Dear Friends of the Women’s Bureau,

Thank you for continuing to follow the Women’s Bureau for important information about how the U.S. Department of Labor is working to assist working families across America.

On Friday, March 20, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief to employees and small and midsize businesses is provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020. Read the news release to learn more.

The U.S. Department of Labor will be hosting a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an innovative opportunity to offer their perspective as the Department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

The ideas and comments gathered from this dialogue will inform compliance assistance guidance, resources, and tools, as well as outreach approaches, that assist employers and employees in understanding their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA.

We need your input by March 29, 2020. Anyone interested can participate online at https://ffcra.ideascale.com through March 29, 2020 or can join a Twitter chat hosted by @ePolicyWorks on March 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. using the hashtag #EPWChat.

We will continue to send you updates as they become available. To learn more about the Women’s Bureau and the Department of Labor’s efforts to advance women in the workforce, please visit the Women’s Bureau website, and follow us on Twitter using the handle @USDOL.

Sincerely,Laurie Todd-Smith, Ph.D.
Women’s Bureau
U.S. Department of Labor