Employees and Employee Groups

Employees and Employee Groups

How can USDOL help you understand your eligibility and entitlement to expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA? What compliance assistance guidance, resources, or tools would help you most? How can we reach as many employees as possible? Share ideas that may assist employees in understanding their rights under the FFCRA.
(@sanderson)

Employees and Employee Groups

DOL Should Issue Guidance Protecting Farmworkers

Farmworker Justice is writing in regards to the recent enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Public Law No: 116-127. The FFCRA takes steps to try to address the COVID-19 pandemic while recognizing the impact this will have on our nation's workers. Included in the FFCEA are provisions addressing the needs of workers, including emergency paid sick leave and emergency family and medical leave.... more »

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(@cannamonica)

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Provide protections for caregivers of medically fragile kids

I chose to "stay safe at home," to care for my three children as recommended despite my job remaining open for take out orders. I did so because my son needs a heart transplant, and is considered extremely medically fragile. The cafe I work at is frequented by many of the doctors and nurses who work at the hospital nearby, where many have now tested positive for the virus. It is not safe for me to continue to serve customers,... more »

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(@connie.ashbrook)

Employees and Employee Groups

National Taskforce on Tradeswomen's Issues

The National Taskforce on Tradeswomen's Issues is a coalition uniting the expertise and actions of local, regional and national organizations, advocates, allies and individual tradeswomen to support women in achieving access, opportunity, and equity in the construction industry, and other nontraditional occupations. The Taskforce works to promote public policies and advocacy initiatives at the national, state and local... more »

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(@heidi.schissler)

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Paid sick leave for family caregivers of adults with disabilities

March 29, 2020 Kentucky Protection & Advocacy (P&A) is the federally mandated state agency that protects and promotes the human and legal rights of individuals with disabilities. We write to you today to ask for clarification that family caregivers who need to take time to provide care for adults with disabilities because of day program or care provider closure, or unavailability of direct care workers due to COVID-19... more »

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(@mscblondel)

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COVID-19 Paid Family

Hi There, I am the parent of a 27 year old female who lives at home. Because of the recent virus outbreak I have had to let her aides and home health go due to close proximity contact. My daughter is 24 hour complete care, some of which includes hygiene, tube feeding, seizure control and medication. I have been home caring for her for two weeks now and I feel I should be able to be paid for this during this time of... more »

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(@mindycameron)

Employees and Employee Groups

Clarification that family caregivers to CoVid19 vulnerable children and disabled adults be included in the FFCRA

My name is Mindy Cameron and I am the Advocacy Director of Little Hercules Foundation and the mother of an 18-year-old who lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Many genetic diseases, including Duchenne, leave patients very vulnerable to life threatening and deadly outcomes from respiratory viruses like CoVid19. During a pandemic situation with community spread, it is necessary for such patients to self-isolate earlier... more »

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(@dolorescarrillo49)

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adapt member for S.3544 and H.R.6305

this fill up what the CARE ACT DID NOT INCLUDE the additional funding for called for by disability groups and others.To fix the paid leave provisions in the FAMILY FIRST ACT to include coverage of caretakers for adults with disabilities whose programs have closed or care workers are sick. recognition of care workers as essential personel,, so they can access PPE and other resources to keep them and those they support... more »

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(@kisgro)

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Provide caregivers impacted by COVID-19 with pay to care for the disabled, ill and elderly

Despite our eligibility for help, there is currently in Vermont a 50% hi-tech nursing shortfall, and compensation for high-tech nurses runs on average $10/hr less than that for hospital nurses. This situation is even more dire now with COVID-19. Now that home-health aids and nurses are not allowed in our homes, our most vulnerable population's health is at risk and an unsustainable strain is on our families. We have... more »

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(@mirandandwa)

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Ensure that Domestic Workers Remain Included in the FFCRA

Thank you for soliciting ideas and comments from the public regarding implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation's leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers, most... more »

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(@dautin)

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Paid sick leave should be provided to parents/caregivers of adults with disabilities

My name is Diana Autin and I'm writing on behalf of the National Center for Parent Leadership and Community Empowerment (National PLACE), a national membership organization of family-led organizations providing information and support to families of children and youth ages birth to 26. We are asking for clarification that family caregivers who need to take time to provide care for adults with disabilities and older adults... more »

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(@sulmacdm)

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Migrant Workers - Temporary Work Visa

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (www.cdmigrante.org) is a 501c3 nonprofit that advocates for workers that come to work in the U.S. with a temporary work visa. Many of these workers come season after season. The U.S. DOL needs to ensure that these employers and their employees have a plan for the prevention, detection and treatment of COVID-19 in their workplaces. Ideas for implementation of the Families First Coronavirus... more »

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(@barbarakornblau)

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Paid sick leave should be provided to caregivers of adults with disabilities and older adults

My name is Barbara Kornblau and I'm writing on behalf of the Coalition for Disability Health Equity. We are asking for clarification that family caregivers who need to take time to provide care for adults with disabilities and older adults because of care provider closure or unavailability of direct care workers due to COVID-19 are eligible for emergency paid sick leave under the Families First Act. The Act provides... more »

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(@eleiserson)

Employees and Employee Groups

Joint comment regarding the special need to consider migrant and seasonal workers

Dear Secretary Scalia, The Equal Justice Center (EJC) and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) write in response to the Department of Labor's request for comments during the national online dialogue regarding the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or the Act), Public Law No. 116-127. We urge the Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) to consider the special needs of migrant and seasonal... more »

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