On March 18, phase two of the Coronavirus Economic Response package was signed into law. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HR 6201)
extends paid sick leave to employees all over the country affected by the pandemic (“COVID-19”). The paid leave is paid for by the federal government and funneled to the employees through the employer. Eligible employers who pay qualifying sick and child care leave will be able to get the money for the paid leave either by retaining an amount of the payroll taxes equal to the amount of qualifying and children leave, or file for an advance by filling out a streamlined claim form.
Download our helpful chart to better understand the response package and how these new programs could impact you: