COVID-19: New Federal PSL and Expanded FMLA

  • On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed emergency relief legislation known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act). Passed because of the escalating coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) situation, the Families First Act creates expanded employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19, including a new federal paid sick leave law and an emergency expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Read about 2020 legislation and recently issued guidance.

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