President Signs the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
March 30, 2020
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, intended to stimulate the national economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill provides direct financial assistance to Americans, eases access to loans and other economic assistance to businesses of all sizes, and provides aid and support to healthcare providers. The CARES Act does modify the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in several key ways.
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Department of Labor Continues to Clarify Guidance on FFCRA Guidance
The Department of Labor (DOL) continues to update its guidance document on implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), almost on a daily basis. The updated document released by the agency late last week appears to suggest that employees who cannot work because their businesses are subject to a government shutdown order or they are ordered to shelter at home will not qualify for Emergency Paid Sick Leave or Emergency FMLA.
To see the most recent clarification from the DOL and the updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, click HERE
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