Key Information about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Mar 16, 2020
On March 11, 2020, the House of Representatives introduced the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Families First Bill”) which, if signed into law, provides FY2020 supplemental funding, emergency waivers, free Coronavirus testing and paid sick leave, and expands protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and food assistance programs. The Families First Bill was passed by the House and now moves to the Senate.
For purposes solely related to the Coronavirus emergency, the Families First Bill amends the FMLA through December 31, 2020, to cover more employers and employees, and require that leave be paid in part.