Congress Passes Paid Leave Law

Congress has passed a revised version of The Families First Coronavirus Response Act first passed by the House of Representatives on March 14, 2020. The Act requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide COVID-19-related paid sick and family leave to eligible employees.

The vote in the Senate was 90-8 despite misgivings among many Republicans over a temporary new employer mandate to provide sick leave to workers who contract COVID-19. The measure is also aimed at making diagnostic tests for the virus-free.

President Trump signed the bill yesterday and the Act will take effect within 15 days and expire on December 31, 2020.

Read more about the law’s details at HRDive.

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