The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18,2020. This bill provides, among other things, provisions to address Paid Sick Leave, Paid Family and Medical Leave, and Unemployment Insurance for workers displaced by the ongoing outbreak. Furthermore, it includes provisions to provide diagnostic testing for coronavirus, and bolsters Medicaid and nutrition programs for at risk populations. Below is a chart from the House Ways and Means Committee which describes the employer paid leave requirements and the tax credit provisions. You may click here to see the U.S. Chamber’s summary.
Congress’s focus will now turn to the Phase Three stimulus package. Click here to see the U.S. Chamber’s letter to Congress and the President with the business community’s recommendations. We expect this process to move very quickly, so please send your questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org as we advocate on your behalf.