Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Nevada’s Legal, Business, Government, and Civic Communities

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – The U.S. DOL Answers Critical Questions About Paid Leave Requirements

March 28, 2020–After issuing a smaller set of FAQs earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a comprehensive list of questions and answers as employers grapple with various paid leave provisions of the FFCRA. We now have answers with respect to:

  • how the FFCRA applies to unionized workforces
  • whether an employee may take intermittent emergency family and medical leave
  • continued health benefits coverage during leave
  • employees subject to furloughs, reduced hours, or business closures
  • how to count employees to determine whether you fall under the 500-employee threshold
  • requesting certification and documentation from employees
  • what it means to be unable to work or telework

If you have questions about your duties and responsibilities as an employer, please reach out to our team. Do not forget to post the required FFCRA notice in your physical and/or virtual workplace.

About McDonald Carano

In 2024, McDonald Carano celebrates 75 years of serving Nevada’s legal, business, government, and civic communities. More than 60 lawyers and government relations professionals serve Nevada, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy advice to startups, corporations, private companies, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

Media Contact

Mark Buckovich


You have chosen to send an email to McDonald Carano. The sending or receipt of this email and the information in it does not in itself create an attorney-client relationship. If you are not already a client, you should not provide us with information that you wish to have treated as privileged or confidential without first speaking to one of our lawyers. If you provide information before we confirm that you are a client and that we are willing and able to represent you, we may not be required to treat that information as privileged, confidential, or protected information, and we may be able to represent a party adverse to you.

I have read this and want to send an email.