Beck Reed Riden LLP is gathering resources on recent state and federal action in response to the spread of COVID-19. Below are some recent updates.

Federal government enacts legislation regarding COVID-19 affecting employment (March 18):

  • Congress passed and the President signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, on March 18, 2020, with provisions effective within 15 days.  The Act includes expanded FMLA for eligible employees who are unable to work (or telework) due to a need to care for a minor child if the child’s school or place of childcare is closed or unavailable due to a COVID-19 emergency, and provides for two weeks of paid sick leave in many COVID-19 related circumstances.

Governmental Resources and Guidance:

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