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Experts Answer Questions about Family First Coronavirus Response Act

In light of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201 (FFCRA) passing into law, legal experts at Dickinson Wright put together a top ten list of questions employers have about the FFCRA.

The FFCRA was signed into law by the President and will take effect on April 1, 2020. The U.S. Secretary of Labor is expected to issue regulations related to the law by March 25, 2020.

Topics of interest to employers

Do you have questions about this legislation? The bullet point questions below are answered in this timely blog:

  1. What are the expansions for employers that require them to provide certain time off/payment benefits to employees?
  2. What size of employer do each of the acts apply?
  3. What about small businesses (i.e., those with 50 or fewer employers)?
  4. When does FFCRA go into effect and how long does it last?
  5. Is the FFCRA retroactive to cover time missed from work prior to the President’s signature?
  6. What does the FMLA Expansion require employers to do?
  7. What does the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act require an employer to do?
  8. Do the FMLA Expansion and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act ever work together?
  9. Will employers be reimbursed for these payments to employees? If so, how?
  10. How does the FFCRA interrelate with state unemployment insurance benefits or in the event of a layoff situation or shutdown?

For responses and more details on these topics, read the full blog on the Dickinson Wright website (Highlights republished with permission).

More COVID-19 information for employers

Our partners at Think HR also offer more good information for employers regarding questions surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19 infections and the impact on local businesses. Read their full blog post here.

The HR experts at BCN Services are also available to answer your questions as we all navigate the coronavirus pandemic affecting health around the world, the global economy and your own business needs. Current clients may log in through their BCN HR Cloud at and follow the login link to send a secure message for immediate response. Or, you may contact us via phone or email here (To help us serve you more efficiently, please do not send messages both via the portal and email.)

The foregoing content and links are informational only and do not constitute legal or professional advice. We encourage you to consult BCN Services if you have specific questions relating to any of the topics covered.

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