You Might Be Eligible for Paid Sick Leave: Families First COVID-19 Response Act

On April 1, 2020, the United States government passed new legislation in response
to the novel Coronavirus outbreak. This new law titled, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for reasons related to COVID-19. The new federal law, which applies to New York, covers only certain employers, both in public and private sectors, that have fewer than 500 employees. Individuals that are employed by the federal government are