Department of Labor’s New COVID-19 Poster Requirement

March 26, 2020

By: Frances M. Haas

Beginning on April 1, 2020, the United States Department of Labor will require that employers post notice of employee rights under the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Please see our firm’s prior post about the FFCRA. If you are a qualifying employer under the FFCRA, and most employers with fewer than 500 employees are, you will be required to comply with the Department of Labor’s poster requirements. You may obtain FREE posters from the Department of Labor’s website here.

The Department of Labor requires that the notice be posted in a “conspicuous place on its premises,” such as the break room. Employers who have some employees working remotely can satisfy this requirement by “emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees,” or by posting the notice “on an employee information internal or external website.” You do not have to post this notice in multiple languages. The Department of Labor is working to translate the poster into other languages—currently it’s only available in English.

If you have questions about the poster requirement, COVID-19 employment issues, or other matters, please contact us.