By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff
The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) continues to publish a steady stream of guidance aimed at providing updated information to employees and employers about the protections and relief available under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.
Signed into law by President Trump on March 18, the comprehensive legislation expands the FMLA to include public emergency family and medical leave, and it provides emergency unemployment insurance, emergency paid sick leave, and tax credits to employers for paid sick and paid family and medical leave, among other relief. It was the first round of legislative relief for employers and employees alike, quickly followed by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law by the President on March 27.
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