Families First Coronavirus Response Act Expands Paid FMLA and Paid Sick Leave to Help Workers Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed and President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. The new law provides dramatic new federal benefits to employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and becomes effective no later than April 2, 2020.

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