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The end of 2020 brought relief for many Americans — mentally, emotionally and financially. The anticipated Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) passed at the end of December, extending benefits enacted by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), CARES Act and ensuing presidential memos. The CAA arrived at a pivotal time, as many measures were set to expire at the end of 2020. 

While HR and payroll professionals are tackling year-end processing, reporting and 2021 planning, CAA evaluation should still top your list of priorities to ensure its benefits aren’t missed or underused.

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