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U.S. Department of Labor Announces 2 Field Assistance Bulletins to Clarify School Closure Determinations

Hey Compliance Warriors!

With school and summer activity schedules greatly altered as America continues to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued two Field Assistance Bulletins (FABs) today to clarify issues relevant to the pandemic’s effects on employees and the workplace. Read on…

The new FABs address:

  • FAB 2020-3: When a physically closed school is considered “in session” relative to the application of federal child labor requirements; and
  • FAB 2020-4: Eligibility for paid sick or expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) based on the closure of summer camps, summer enrichment programs, or other summer programs.ODBe safe and Be Audit-Secure!


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