State and Local Government Officials

State and Local Government Officials

For state and local governments that have introduced or enacted legislation providing expanded family and medical leave to those affected by COVID-19, how have those government officials communicated the new requirements to employers and employees? What outreach strategies have been successful?

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Please consider the following questions when submitting your ideas to this topic.
  1. How can we communicate in plain language employer obligations and employee rights under the FFCRA?
  2. What broadcasting strategies (webinars, social media lives, recorded interviews, etc.) would be most effective and impactful?
  3. Where should we have compliance assistance materials available for employers or employees to most easily access them?
  4. How can we make the best use of social media to communicate FFCRA requirements?
  5. What languages, besides English, should our compliance assistance materials be translated into?
  6. What formats (such as text or infographics) would best communicate the FFCRA requirements?
  7. Given that many employees are teleworking due to the pandemic, how do you suggest we conduct outreach?
  8. USDOL has created a new mandatory workplace poster addressing FFCRA requirements. Where, including virtually, should covered employers put the poster so employees can see it?