Hoffman Quoted in D Magazine About Impact of New Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Small Businesses

20 March 2020 D Magazine News

Partner Carrie Hoffman was quoted in the D Magazine article, “What the Emergency Coronavirus Law Means for Employers,” about what the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act means for for businesses with less than 500 employees.

Hoffman told D Magazine that the primary consideration is whether the employment provisions apply to them. Both the paid sick leave obligation and the paid family leave (in limited circumstances) apply only to employers with fewer than 500 employees. The new law incorporates the definition of employer from the Family and Medical Leave Act, so employers need to determine if they are part of a larger corporate family, whether they would be considered a joint employer with their “sister” entities, she said.

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