In response to a federal court ruling back in August, the DOL has announced some regulation changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The biggest update involves a new definition of what constitutes a healthcare provider.
Two new provisions
The FFCRA allows employers to exempt certain healthcare workers from taking leave under the act, and the DOL adjusted the definition of healthcare workers to be anyone who is “capable of providing healthcare services.”
Furthermore, the workers must be “employed to provide diagnostic services, preventive services or treatment services.”
Another provision of the FFCRA the DOL adjusted was that employees don’t need to provide documentation before taking leave – they may provide it as soon as it’s practical.