Since March, employers have been struggling to understand and apply the rules and requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to ever-changing circumstances in workplaces and communities. Many employers have implemented FFCRA leave policies and procedures based on the guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) when it issued its Final Rule implementing the FFCRA on April 1, 2020. Almost as soon as the Final Rule was released, plaintiffs’ attorneys and some state attorneys general, took issue with the Final Rule, taking the position that the DOL had overstepped its authority. Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a ruling agreeing with objections raised by the New York attorney general in four specific areas. More.