What Employers Need to Know About H.R. 6201: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
In the few hours that it takes to read, digest and summarize acts of Congress for you, the bills have been revised, sometimes dramatically. Accordingly, until the President has signed the FMLA Expansion and/or Emergency Paid Sick Leave bills, we recommend that employers continue to comply with the current federal and state FMLA and ADA and your established policies. We expect that sometime this week, some version of one or both of these bills will be passed by the House and the Senate and signed by President Trump. Note: These policies seem to be changing on a daily basis, so please stay tuned for future changes.
Important Things to Note:
1. This bill, if passed, would become effective no later than 15 days after the date of its enactment and would
expire on December 31, 2020.
2. Employer will have to pay this paid leave employees and get SSA credit each quarter (no one is exactly sure
yet exactly how it works)