The Department of Labor (DOL) has now issued new regulations responding to a New York Federal Court decision invalidating four specific rules implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). These revised regulations, which became effective on Wednesday (Sept. 16), provide new guidance on two of the issues that the federal court addressed. However, the DOL declined to back down on the other two issues, choosing instead to maintain their original interpretations and offer enhanced explanations for doing so. The court in New York invalidated four specific DOL regulations relating to FFCRA leave: 1. The health care provider definition as it relates to exclusions from FFCRA leave; 2. The provision involving required documentation prior to taking FFCRA leave; 3. The "work availability" requirement; and 4. The provisions requiring employer approval before taking intermittent FFCRA leave. Learn more from our partners at the Finishing Contractors Association (FCA) by clicking here.