Publish Date: March 19, 2020
Author: Seubert
Tags: Blog - SeubertU

Coronavirus Bill Requiring Paid Employee Leave Signed Into Law

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act) into law. The Act requires employers to provide paid leave for some employees related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, among other measures. The leave provisions of the Act take effect no later than 15 days after it is signed by the president. This Compliance Update summarizes the law.

Important Dates

  • March 14, 2020
    The Act was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • March 18, 2020
    The Act was passed by the U.S. Senate and signed by the president.
  • December 31, 2020
    Emergency leave benefits for workers provided under the Act would expire.