Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

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Contact: J.P. Delmore
(202) 266-8412
jpdelmore@nahb.org

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which takes effect April 1, will give all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members.

The legislation will ensure that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus while at the same time reimbursing businesses.

The three major components of this bill that will affect businesses of all sizes include:

  • Paid sick leave;
  • Paid family and medical leave; and
  • New tax credits.

The Department of Labor (DOL) is providing compliance assistance and technical assistance related to the paid leave requirements established in the FFCRA. If your question is not addressed by the DOL guidance, you can call 866-487-9243 (or 866-4USWAGE) to be connected to your local Wage and Hour Division (WHD) office. WHD staff can assist you with your questions.

NAHB FFCRA Guidance Access a webinar replay addressing home builders’ concerns on FFCRA.
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Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Understand what provisions employers should take under the FFCRA to protect the health of employees.

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Paid Family and Medical Leave

Companies with less than 500 employees need to know what qualifies under expanded FMLA requirements.

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New Tax Credits

Tax credits may be available to employers, as well as self-employed individuals, for sick leave wages and health care costs.

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Exemptions

Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees may be exempt from paid leave requirements under certain circumstances.

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Resources

View official guidance from the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service, and office communications materials.

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