President Trump has signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law. It will go into effect on April 2, 2020.

In a response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Congress acted quickly to pass legislation to provide much needed relief to employers and employees. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides, among other things, paid sick leave and expanded protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for employees impacted by COVID-19. Before it had even reached President Trump’s desk, he had expressed support for the law.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is set to go into effect on April 2, 2020 – 15 days after signed into law by President Trump. It will remain in effect until December 31, 2020.

What can employers expect?

  • Expanded Coverage & Eligibility under FMLA (Emergency FMLA)
  • Paid Leave for Emergency FMLA
  • Job Restoration under Emergency FMLA
  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave
  • Emergency Unemployment Insurance Resources
  • Tax Credits For Paid Emergency Sick & Paid Emergency FMLA
  • COVID-19 Testing Coverage

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Update: On March 24th, the Department of Labor issued guidance indicating the effective date of April 1, 2020 versus April 2, 2020 as had previously been advised. For the most up-to-date information, join our mailing list.