Coronavirus-Related Leave: Employers Required to Provide Paid Sick and Child-Care Leave

March 19, 2020

On March 18, 2020, the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), a COVID-19 relief package that includes new obligations for all employers with between 1 and 499 employees regarding the provision of paid leave to employees.  Importantly, employers with fewer than 50 employees will have obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act (the “FMLA”) for the first time.

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