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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which has been signed into law, requires companies that employ less than 500 employees to pay 80 hours of sick leave and up to 12 weeks of family leave for employees who are required to stay home because of six specific Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related reasons. This March 20 GT Alert details a company’s requirements to pay the emergency sick leave and family leave to employees. The FFCRA also provides a 100% tax credit to a company for these sick and family leave payments to employees, so that there should be no net cost in making these payments.

Read the full GT Alert: “Tax Credit for Emergency Sick Leave and Family Leave Paid by Employers Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.”