We continue to monitor legislation and would like to share information which will help you address your immediate business planning needs and reduction in workforce concerns. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed March 18, 2020 is expected to go into effect on April 2, 2020. The Act creates significant new financial and administrative obligations for employers. Due to the Act not requiring employers to provide paid time off to employees who were laid off prior to the act taking effect, employers are faced with the difficult and urgent decision regarding staffing. Regulations will be issued by the Department of Labor, but until that time employers should be prepared to comply with the law as is written. The legislation requires two new types of paid employee leave, Sick Leave and FMLA. Read More