March 25th, 2020

The news is a crucial piece of information for U.S. employers with fewer than 500 employees, which are directly affected by the FFCRA. While it will sunset on December 31, the FFCRA is the first federal paid leave law encompassing private employers in U.S. history.

DOL’s announcement provides some temporary relief for small businesses, many of which face uncertainty as to how they will be able to afford to pay out the FFCRA’s emergency Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and paid sick leave.

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