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Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

Find U.S. Department of Labor resources on preparing workplaces for the COVID-19 virus (also known as Coronavirus).

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Alert: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Each covered employer must post in a conspicuous place on its premises a notice of FFCRA requirements.


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Posters and Recordkeeping

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Some of the laws administered by DOL require that employers post certain notices in their workplaces in order to ensure their employees have access to information about their rights. DOL provides all required posters free of charge.

Posting requirements vary by law. Not all employers are covered by each of DOL's laws, thus not all employers may have to post a specific notice. Requirements depend on factors such as nature and location of business, number of employees, annual dollar volume and whether the organization has Federal contracts or subcontracts.

It is important to note that some states have workplace poster requirements that employers have to follow in addition to the Federal requirements. DOL does not provide guidance on state poster requirements. You may want to contact your State Department of Labor to obtain information about your state's requirements.

Use the resources on this page to learn more about DOL's poster and recordkeeping requirements.


FirstStep - Employment Law Overview Advisor

Provides a brief primer on each law's basic provisions as well as any related recordkeeping, reporting and notice requirements.

FirstStep - Recordkeeping, Reporting and Notices Advisor

Provides detailed explanations of each major law's recordkeeping, reporting and notice requirements.

FirstStep - Poster Advisor

Helps employers determine which Federal DOL posters they are required to display and print required posters free of charge.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Advisor

Helps employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under USERRA and provides a notice that employers may post or distribute to fulfill their requirement to notify employees of their rights and benefits under the Act.


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