DOL Issues New Guidance on When Employees May Take Leave under FFCRA Based on the Closure of a Summer Camp

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DOL issued Guidance on June 26, 2020, on when an employee may take leave under the FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) to care for their child based on the closure of a summer camp, summer enrichment program, or other summer program because of COVID-19.  Under the FFCRA, an employee may take leave to care for their child whose school or place of care, such as a day care center, is closed due to COVID-19 related reasons.   However, an employee generally could not take FFCRA leave to care for their child based on the closing of a day care center that the child never attended, unless there was some indication that the child would have attended had the day care center not closed in response to COVID-19.  The guidance clarifies that a summer camp, summer enrichment program, or other summer program is a place of care like a day care center and that employees may take FFCRA leave based on planned summer enrollment.  The guidance also provides that the employee must provide the name of the program when applying for leave.  To view DOL’s guidance on this issue, click here.

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