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WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act), legislation designed to offer initial mitigation of the continually evolving hardships faced by those impacted by the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak. Among the measures included in the Act are a number of provisions applicable to employers which drastically (and abruptly) alter the traditional landscape of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and paid sick leave for employees on a temporary basis. Because the goal of the Act is to begin providing emergency relief, its provisions become effective just 15 days after President Trump signed the bill into law. Meaning employers must fully implement the changes by April 2, 2020. By the same token, the expanded provisions are scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020.

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