Question:

Does the FFCRA apply to our company if we have 500 employees? How do we count them?

Answer:

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) does not apply to companies with 500 or more employees.

A company has fewer than 500 employees if, at the time an employee’s leave is to be taken, it employs fewer than 500 full-time and part-time employees within the United States. In making this determination, include employees on leave, temporary employees who are jointly employed by you and another employer, and day laborers supplied by a temporary agency. Workers who are independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), rather than employees, are not considered employees for purposes of the 500-employee threshold.