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A Legislative Update for Employers Regarding COVID-19

Sunday, 15 March 2020 01:38 Written by  Patricia Collins

Late Friday, the United States House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”). The President has tweeted his support of the legislation, and the Senate will take it up this week.  

The Act promises relief for employers and employees impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Specifically, the Act provides for paid emergency leave, including two weeks of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave. Employees are eligible for the leave under the Act if they fall into any of these categories: the employee has a diagnosis of COVID-19, the employee is quarantined to prevent the spread of the virus, the employee provides care for someone diagnosed with the virus, or the employee is impacted by school closures. These employees are eligible to receive two-thirds of average wages, subject to a $4000 cap. The Act also extends unemployment benefits to employees impacted by the virus.

We will continue to monitor this legislation and its impact on our clients.

Last modified on Friday, 27 March 2020 14:01
Patricia Collins

Patricia Collins

Patty has been practicing law since 1996 in the areas of Employment Law, Health Care and Litigation, with extensive experience in advising employers and health care providers as well as complex litigation in federal and state courts. Patty’s knowledge of employment law includes the Employee Retirement Income Security Act; federal and state employment discrimination laws, and employment contracts and wage claims.

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