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WHD Provides Additional Contractor Guidance Concerning COVID-19

August 5, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released additional guidance concerning the use of paid sick leave on certain federal contracts under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act or expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). The guidance offers compliance support to businesses with federal service contracts covered by the Service Contract Act and federal construction contracts covered by the Davis-Bacon Act.

The guidance, laid out in a Question and Answer format, helps clarify contractor obligations. The guidance is available at Additionally, the WHD offers information on everyday matters businesses and workers face when responding to COVID-19 and its effects on wages and hours at