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American Rescue Plan Act: FFCRA-Type Payroll Credits Extended - May 2021

Mon, May 03, 2021

Included in the American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, is yet another extension of the payroll credit program for Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave introduced in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was passed in the immediate wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. While employers are no longer required to participate in the payroll credit program, those who choose to do so should be aware of the updated requirements for compliance, as there are slight changes from those implemented last spring. 

From April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021, employers who choose to participate in the Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave extension in the APRA are required to provide up to 10 days (or 80 hours) of Paid Sick Leave to employees who require time off work for one of the following qualifying reasons: Read More


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