April 2, 2020 is the effective date of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave and FMLA expansion provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which Congress passed and the President signed into law on March 18, 2020. The new law temporarily requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide two weeks of paid sick leave for certain coronavirus-related absences. It also broadens the FMLA to apply to more employers and to require paid leave for certain absences occasioned by the coronavirus outbreak. The law also provides employers with tax credits associated with providing the required paid leave.

See our outline of the key terms of the new law and for links to the top 5 resources for answering questions about the Act.