Employers and Employer Groups

Effective Date of FFCRA?

I am emailing to ask about the effective date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. I had been under the impression that the Act was to take effect 15 days from the date of the President's signature (thus, the effective date would be April 2). Everything I have seen proclaims April 2 as the effective date.

 

However, you Q&A states that:

 

What is the effective date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act?

The FFCRA's paid leave provisions are effective on April 1, 2020, and apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.

 

Also, if a state mandates that all non-essential businesses cease operations, is that considered an isolation/quarantine order for purposes of the FFCRA?

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