Senate passes Coronavirus bill; sent to the House
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Monday, March 30, 2020

Senate passes Coronavirus bill; sent to the House

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

The Senate has passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Cares Act). The bill is comprehensive and includes payroll and non-payroll related items and does not contain an employee payroll tax cut. The bill makes some changes to the recently signed Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201 (P.L. 116-127) (see Payroll Management Guide Report Letter 1563/2645, dated March 24, 2020), specifically the family and medical leave and sick pay provisions, noted below. The House is expected to consider the bill on Friday, March 27.

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