On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Act is expected to be voted on by the U.S. Senate, and signed by President Trump early this week.

There are two different versions of the bill that are being circulated, but both versions contain extended FMLA provisions that will apply to COVID-19 related absences and paid sick leave provisions. We are monitoring the situation and we will provide a detailed analysis of the Act, once it is signed into law.