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Families First Act & Expansion of Mandatory Paid Leave Provisions

CoronavirusUPDATE: DOL has issued FAQs regarding the new law:

This week, the President signed into law the Families First Act (H.R. 6021), the first of multiple aid packages to help citizens in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. The law is effective April 2, 2020. NALP has created a summary document detailing the responsibilities that this law puts upon employers and businesses.  

The law applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees. Companies with more than 500 employees are not required to participate in the provisions of the law. 

According to the bill, the Secretary of Labor has the authority to exempt companies with fewer than 50 employees. however, there has not been any statement of such an exemption granted. Therefore all employees with fewer than 500 employees should comply with the law unless an announcement is made otherwise.

See the bill text for further information about any tax credits available with regards to paid sick and paid family medical leave.

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