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Employers Prepare to Provide Paid Sick Leave and FMLA under New Legislation

March 22, 2020

The President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, an economic stimulus plan aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Americans and introducing paid sick leave and an expanded family and medical leave act to the nation’s employers.The leave provisions will go into effect on April 2, 2020.

This Act includes many provisions which apply to employers, such as paid sick leave for employees impacted by COVID-19 and those serving as caregivers for individuals with COVID-19. While the Act also contains several provisions to increase funding for familiar benefit programs, like WIC and SNAP, this legal alert summarizes the key benefit provisions of the Act which affect employers.

There are two provisions providing paid leave to employees forced to miss work because of the COVID-19 outbreak: an emergency expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and a new federal paid sick leave law.

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COVID-19 Employer Frequently Asked Questions

SESCO Management Consultants has assembled a taskforce to address the many employment-related issues facing employers in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The COVID-19 Taskforce has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, which has been continually updated since first published and will continue to be updated as events warrant.

To view full list of questions click HERE

If employers have specific questions that reach beyond this general guidance or they wish to obtain a sample policy, we recommend they contact us at 423-764-4127 or