New Coronavirus Relief Laws Require Paid Employee Leave

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New Coronavirus Relief Laws Require Paid Employee Leave

As part of sweeping legislation signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020, two laws were enacted that provide workers with paid leave for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here is a flowchart that simplifies the Act

One of the new leave provisions, the “Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act,” allows 12 weeks of partially compensated FMLA leave to care for a child whose school or child care facility has been closed due to COVID-19. The leave applies only to workers who have been employed by their current employer for 30 days.

The other new law providing employee leave, the “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act,” requires employers to provide 80 hours of paid sick time to employees in specified circumstances.

Easing Employee Stress Surrounding COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which was first detected in Wuhan, China in late December 2019, has now spread to over 150 countries, including the United States.

As the number of confirmed cases increases daily, employers, employees and their families are experiencing immense uncertainty. In uncertain times such as these, employees are looking for guidance wherever they can find it. Employers can help calm some of their employees’ fears by taking the following actions…


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn.  The Paycheck Protection Act was included in this bill. Click here to learn if your business is eligible and how the loans will work.

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Contact us ASAP. Most people are stunned by the change in their employment and don’t know what choices they have for health insurance. Most of the time, we can help them find an affordable option.

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