On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the
Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which expands the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") and provides paid sick leave to certain employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, as public agencies are considered "covered employers" under the FMLA regardless of size, this new law will affect all Texas public schools and community colleges, when the law becomes effective on April 2, 2020. The FMLA's expanded coverage and paid sick leave benefits will expire on December 31, 2020.
For a more detailed analysis of the expansion of the FMLA and information regarding the paid sick leave benefits for those affected by COVID-19,
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