Russell Cawyer Authors Blog on Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Emergency Paid Leave Act of 2020
- Published on March 16 2020
The Bill, if passed by the Senate, will provide paid sick leave and unemployment benefits to employees taking leave as a result of COVID-19.Russell Cawyer's blog post—entitled “House Passes Bill to Amend FMLA for COVID-19 Related Leaves of Absence” and published on the Texas Employment Law Update—addresses paid sick leave and unemployment benefits to employees taking leave as a result of COVID-19. Those benefits include expanded FMLA eligibility and qualifying reasons for taking job-protected unpaid leaves of absence; free coronavirus testing; and expanding food assistance. The Bill also would require employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.
Marianne M. Auld