H.R. 6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

By and on March 24, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First) is now law and becomes effective April 2, 2020. For employers with less than 500 employees, and in certain situations for employees affected by coronavirus, Families First requires that employers provide two weeks of paid sick leave in certain situations and provide subsidized leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Tax credits will help to subsidize these requirements for affected employers. An outline of the legislation is provided.

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Barrick BollmanBarrick Bollman
Barrick Bollman focuses his practice on various labor and employment issues. Previously, Barrick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In addition, Barrick was a notes editor for the Northwestern University Law Review. Barrick was also an officer in Moot Court Society, placing second overall and winning best brief in the Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition. Read Barrick Bollman's full bio.


P. Kevin ConnellyP. Kevin Connelly
Kevin Connelly focuses his practice on employment matters, such as discrimination, harassment, wage and hour law, whistleblowing, statutory leave and traditional labor law. He is experienced in both trials and appeals, and devotes a substantial portion of his practice to class and collective actions. Read Kevin Connelly's full bio. 

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