On March 18, the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act was signed into law by the President.

The Act “provides for supplemental appropriations related to the COVID-19 public health emergency, as well as waivers and modifications of Federal nutrition programs, employment-related protections and benefits, health programs and insurance coverage requirements, and related tax credits during the COVID-19 public health emergency,” the White House explained in the bill announcement.

To help employees better under this new law, the U.S. Department of Labor has created a factsheet with information about employee rights—including paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave—under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. To learn more about your rights as an employee or how the provisions in the Act will impact your employers from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, read the factsheet here.

To answer any questions you may have about this law as an employer, The California Employment Law Report has also put together an article including all of the information you may need to know. If you have any additional questions about how this Act may impact your ranch or operation please click here.