American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Employment Law Update

By and on March 19, 2021

US President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) on March 11, 2021. ARPA follows from weeks of negotiations in Congress and attempts to facilitate the country’s recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Included in ARPA are several provisions that impact employers, including provisions on paid leave, reduced hours and employee retention credits. Employers should be mindful of the employment-specific changes put into effect by ARPA and accordingly update their policies and practices to comply with these changes.

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Ellen M. BronchettiEllen M. Bronchetti
Ellen Bronchetti represents employers in employment and traditional labor disputes. Her litigation experience includes representing employers in state and federal cases involving issues in wage and hour, trade secret misappropriation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, statutory leave, retaliation and breach of contract claims, including complex class actions and representative action litigation across the United States. Read Ellen Bronchetti's full bio. 


Syed MannanSyed Mannan
Syed H. Mannan focuses his practice on labor and employment matters. Syed defends employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in single-plaintiff and class action litigation alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations and Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) actions. He is also experienced in dealing with non-competition and non-solicitation matters. Read Syed Mannan's full bio.

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