The $900 billion pandemic relief that passed Congress in December was a compromise measure aimed at improving economic recovery. Some of its most important features are as follows:
It should be noted that even though the required emergency paid sick leave and the emergency paid family leave provisions are not extended, employers must continue to comply with other laws providing employees with leave rights, such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or potentially some state and local leave laws.
The recent pandemic relief bill signed by President Trump during December did not resolve partisan differences over a liability shield for employers wanted by some Republicans, and aid for state and local governments wanted by Democrats.
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