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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) of 2020

Reference Number: MTAS-3008
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: April 06, 2020
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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was enacted on March 18, 2020 as Public Law 126-127 and became effective on April 1, 2020.  The Act continues until December 31, 2020 at which time it willl sunset. The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide their employees with two benefits for specified reasons related to COVID-19: emergency paid sick leave and emergency paid family and medical leave. Local governments are covered employers under the act, but are permitted to exclude employees from eligibility who are classified as Emergency Responders under definition(s) established by the U.S. Department of Labor, and as expanded by the Governor.

Employers are required to post an approved notice of the FFCRA leave rights. The posters are available on the Department of Labor website.


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