The Families First Coronavirus Response Act—It’s Now the Law. What Does that Mean for Your Workplace?

Last night, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This sprawling piece of legislation is likely just the first of several packages of legislation coming from Congress to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on our families, loved ones, jobs, schools, economy, workplaces and every other facet of our collective daily existence. The Act is particularly important to employers as it creates and expands employee rights in an attempt to save the American workforce in part by asking American employers to shoulder much of that burden. The full impact of the Act will unfold in the days and weeks to come, but this advisory is meant to give you the immediate knowledge you need to handle the difficult decisions that must be made in these troubling times. More.