Coronavirus and the Workplace: Client Alert

Submitted by Firm:
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Firm Contacts:
Edward Cadagin, Henry M. Perlowski, Teri A. Simmons
Article Type:
Legal Update

Since we issued an Alert on Monday, much has already changed with respect to the U.S. House of Representatives’ new Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201 (the “Act”). As a recap, in the wee morning hours of Saturday, March 14, 2020, the House of Representatives passed the Act, which included the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. On Monday, March 16, 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin negotiated certain “technical corrections” to the Act, which have resulted in meaningful changes to the paid leave requirements in the Act, as discussed in more detail below.  The House and now the Senate have passed the revised version of the Act, which will now go to the President for signature. Read More...