COVID-19 Update: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Attention Employers! On March 18, 2020, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”) designed to blunt the impact of employees affected by COVID-19 who would otherwise not get paid under regular circumstances.

The Act, which takes effect on April 2, 2020, requires all public employers and private employers with less than 500 employees, to provide all employees with Emergency Paid Sick Leave and other paid leave of absences related to COVID-19.   While the Department of Labor is still working on ironing out exemptions and a model notice which all businesses will be required to post, employers need to make sure that they take action with proper legal advice to prevent potential claims that could arise.

To learn more about qualifying conditions and how this Act affects your business, contact Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.

The material in this article, provided by Chauvel & Glatt, is designed to provide informative and current information as of the date of the post. It should not be considered, nor is it intended to constitute, legal advice or promise similar outcomes.  For information on your particular circumstances, please contact Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500.

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