March 28, 2020

Expanded Federal Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave Obligations For Employees Affected by COVID-19 Explained

Leaves of Absence, Paid Sick Leave

On March 18, the federal government passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA consists of several different parts, including the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA). The FFCRA is designed to help employees by providing paid sick and family leave for reasons related to COVID-19, that will be dollar-for-dollar reimbursed by the federal government through a refundable tax credit to employers.

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