Proposed Expansion Of Paid Leave For Federal Employees

Federal employees would find themselves with a lot more paid leave if a bill introduced this week were to become law. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) has introduced the Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act (S. 1158) which would guarantee 12 weeks of paid family leave for federal employees in all instances covered by the…

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Postal Worker West: FFCRA Emergency Leave Update (4/24/20)

USPS ISSUES NEWER VERSION OF EMERGENCY LEAVE GUIDANCE WASHINGTON DC– Postal headquarters has issued an updated Guidance on the Families First Corona-virus Response Act (FFCRA) leave. As reported in the April 12th edition of Postal Worker West the Union anticipated management would be updating their guidance. The ‘new’ guidance issued seems to be more restrictive…

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APWU: FAQs on FFCRA Emergency Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA

APWU’s position – Questions and Answers

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APWU: Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act expands postal leave benefits (4/2/20)

APWU – April 2, 2020 The Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA) extends to postal employees some additional leave benefits due to the Coronavirus and the illness it causes–COVID-19. APWU represented employees, both career and non-career, are entitled to the leave provisions enacted by the FFCRA. Two new leave types are now extended to postal…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Poster for USPS

“The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires the Federal government to provide all of its employees with paid sick leave and, for employees who are covered under Title I of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will…

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Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 24, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when…

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Is USPS doing enough to keep postal employees and customers safe?

Some postal employees have been quarantined for 14 days that came in contact with an infected person. Other employees have refused to work at the window or in delivery jobs that would expose them to dozens of potentially-infected people every day. Instead, they are staying home and taking leave without pay. Supervisors and managers, meanwhile,…

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DOL Issues Three New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

September 10, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has issued three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA). An opinion letter is an official, written opinion…

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