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Presentation: Coronavirus Response Act

This presentation was created on March 23, 2020 to provide information to business owners affected by recent legislation in the Coronavirus Response Act. The presentation covers:

- Family and Medical Leave Expansion

- Emergency Paid Sick Leave

- Tax Credits for Paid Leave

- Sick Pay for Self Employed

For more information on how to grant leave, see "Common Types of Leave". Items related to COVID-19 are marked with **.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires qualifying employers to provide expanded FMLA and Sick Pay to employees for the following reasons:

  • Sickness or isolation

  • Care for a family member who is sick or isolated

  • Care for a child under 18 whose school is closed

  • Other "substantially similar" conditions

Tax credits and deferrals are available for employers to use for qualifying medical expenses including FMLA Leave, Paid Sick Leave, and medical insurance benefits.

For more information see

*Updates as of 3/25/2020*

Laws are effective April 1, 2020 (not April 2, 2020)

Last 10 Weeks of FMLA Leave

- Cap of $200/day and a total of $10,000

Paid Sick Leave Caps On Entitlement

- Full-time $511/day and a total of $5110

- 2/3 pay (to care for a family member or child) $200/day and a total of $2000

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