The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will take effect April 1, 2020, according to a new Q & A posted March 24, 2020 by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL, the federal agency charged with implementing and enforcing the FFCRA, has been answering questions online and is working on regulations to implement the law. This means that any leave taken prior to April 1, 2020 is not pursuant to the FFCRA. The FFCRA will apply only to leave taken between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
The full Q & A can be found at: