SAVOY | Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Published: 03.19.2020

On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act) into law. The Act aims to address the impact of COVID-19 (or coronavirus) on private sector employers and employees. Among the provisions, the legislation includes:
  • Expansion of the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA) to provide up to 12 weeks of temporary additional protected leave due to reasons related to COVID-19.
  • Requirement to provide emergency paid sick leave to full-time, part-time and varying hour employees affected by COVID-19.
  • Provision of payroll tax credits to employers providing paid time off under the protected leave provisions.
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