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President Trump Signs Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Significant Developments on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the largest economic bill in U.S. History, and President Trump has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) into law. For highlights of the CARES Act and how the provisions of this new law may impact your business, click here.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was enacted last week to provide workers with relief in the forms of paid sick leave and expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently issued guidance that provides important clarifications and answers to common questions about the new law. In addition, the DOL just published the notice employers must distribute to all employees early next week. To access our Employment Law Group’s summary of the DOL’s guidance, the guidance itself, and the required FFCRA notice, click here.

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