Yesterday, Congressional leaders agreed on a $900 billion stimulus package that would provide modest stimulus funding to Americans and employers to help them overcome the hardship created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued a press release late yesterday indicating that, among other things, this latest stimulus package will extend the payroll tax subsidy for employers offering workers paid sick leave. (News outlets are reporting the same thing.) As such, it appears as though FFCRA leave will indeed be extended into 2021, and employers will have appropriate federal funding to cover emergency paid sick leave and paid FMLA leave taken after December 31, 2020.
Details are scarce as I write this post — I literally know nothing more at this moment — but I wanted to let you know what I’ve learned so far.
Stay tuned – I will report out more specifics as I have them.