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COVID-19: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed Public Law No. 116-127, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This Act contains, among other provisions, the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. The Act applies generally to all businesses with fewer than 500 employees, regardless of whether they are nonprofit, for-profit, religious, or non-religious. The paid leave provisions of the Act go into effect on April 1, 2020 and apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Click here for a more detailed summary of the Act.

Should you have any questions regarding these issues, or require assistance in crafting your company’s COVID-19 response, please contact Colette Kopon at [email protected] or 312-506-4459, Andy Kopon at [email protected] or 312-506-4470, or George Sweeney at [email protected] or 312-506-4462.