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Do you have an employee (or several) unable to work right now due to a COVID-19 related reason? Then you need to know important new federal laws regarding sick and family leave enacted to address the pandemic. On March 18, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Now that the bill has been signed into law, landscape firm owners need to act swiftly to amend policies. Here are some of the key provisions employers need to know right now.
Emergency Sick Leave
Emergency Family Leave
Employer Tax Credits
Refundable credits for the employer portion (but not the employee portion) of the Social Security payroll taxes will be provided to employers to cover wages paid to employees for time off under the above sick leave and family leave programs.
Originally published by Turf magazine.
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