Labor Department Issues Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Labor released updated information and resources for businesses about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act – the legislation that made critical changes to Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Leave.
If you are interested in sharing your perspective as the DOL develops more informational materials related to the act, you mayparticipate online through March 29th.
New Federal Stimulus Bill
Details of the third Federal Stimulus – the $2 Trillion fiscal stimulus bill – were also released on Thursday. The US Senate passed the bill late Wednesday night and the House of Representatives is expected to bring it up Friday.
By now, you’ve probably seen the major highlights of the bill:
$350 billion for forgivable loans to small businesses
Expansion of unemployment benefit coverage and amount
$500 billion for corporations
Up to $3,400 in checks to individuals, joint filers, and children
$340 billion for healthcare programs
$150 billion for state and local governments
Our Advocacy team is working on ensuring our local, state, and federal officials are hearing your voice. If you have questions or concerns about any policy issues related to the Coronavirus response, please email Jason Zacher.