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Congress Adopts Emergency Paid Family Medical Leave and Sick Time Standards; Contemplates Payroll Tax Deductions and Cash Payments to Offset Employer Costs

March 19, 2020

2015-01-05_8-57-41By: Matthew Mitchell

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), which aggregates several new laws that apply to private-sector employers and employees affected by Coronavirus-related work disruptions.
The Act takes effect no later than 15 days after enactment, and remains in place until December 31, 2020.
Two significant provisions of the Act include: The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (The “EFMLEA”) and The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (The “EPSLA”).
Read more about these new laws in our latest Employment Law Alert.