COVID-19 Update: Beaird Harris has shifted a significant number of our team members to work remotely.
We continue to serve and care for our clients, just as we always have, and are available by phone, video or email.
Beaird Harris will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
March 23, 2020
On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was signed into law, marking the second major legislative initiative to address COVID-19 (the first was signed on March 6 and provided emergency funding relief for domestic and global efforts). The Act takes effect on April 2, 2020 and has several provisions that address the domestic outbreak. In this communication we will focus on the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”).
Important Note: The Department of Labor and the Treasury will need to issue regulations on how the provisions in this bill will be administered and interpreted. This will take some period of time. One key question is how exactly businesses will get the credits in the bill as well as the timing. Another is what businesses may ultimately be exempt from these acts, as it currently applies to those with fewer than 50 employees.
The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act covers employees that are unable to work due to a need for leave in order to care for their child because the school or day care has been closed.
The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act covers employees who are quarantined or seeking care for COVID-19.
Resources Related to H.R. 6201
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