As you will recall, the PPP is a major part of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Recovery Act) which was Phase 3 of the federal legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was preceded by the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA), which provided paid sick leave nationally through the end of this year and expanded the coverage of the Families and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Well, last Friday, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued regulations along with a detailed Q & A on the FFCRA explaining that employees must give notice of the need to take paid sick leave and provide supporting documentation for requests for emergency paid sick leave and for paid FMLA leave. Said notice must include the employee’s name; dates for which leave is requested; the qualifying reason for leave and a statement that the employee is unable to leave because of the qualified reason. In addition, an employee seeking leave due to a self-quarantine or if they are experiencing symptoms must also provide the name of the health care provider. An employee seeking leave for childcare must also provide: the name of the child being cared for; the name of the school or care provider that closed; and a statement that no other person other than the employee is available to provide care for the child during the period of leave.