Consolidated Appropriations Act deep dive: Impact on Families First Coronavirus Relief Act's paid leave provisions
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 (CAA) was signed into law by President Trump on December 27, 2020. Here's what employers and benefits advisors should know.
By Jennifer Berman and Jessica Waltman|January 14, 2021 at 03:06 PM
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Extending paid leave became an option for employers as of January 1, 2021. Many employers may want to offer paid leave voluntarily. In that case, they need to do so in just the same way that they handled the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) originally. Functionally, the leave criteria and related rules and the tax credits/refunds to employers will remain the same as they have since March of 2020. The change is that employers may choose to provide the leave or not.
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