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DOL Revises Regulations Defining “Health Care Workers” Narrows Definition of Who May Be Exempt from FFCRA Leave Entitlements

On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised temporary rules related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), P.L. 116-127, which was signed into law on March 18, 2020. These revised rules are effective beginning on September 16, 2020 until December 31, 2020. The revisions were made by the DOL in response to a Federal District Court decision of August 3, 2020, which vacated certain provisions of the prior rules. New York v. U.S. Department of Labor, Case No. 20-cv-3020 (S.D.N.Y. 8/3/20).

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