President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA H.R. 6201) shortly after it passed through the Senate on March 18, 2020. The legislation applies to companies with 500 employees or less employees. The employer cost of these expanded programs will be absorbed by available tax credits included in the bill.

Here is a recap of what is included in FFCRA:

This bill responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave, free coronavirus testing, additional food assistance and unemployment benefits, and it requires employers to provide additional protections for health care workers. The bill also provides FY2020 appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services for nutrition programs that assist the elderly.… Read More