Legal Update

Mar 25, 2020

Webinar Recording: Families First Act Overview and Impacts on Employers

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With President Trump’s signing of HR 6201 on March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed. In this webinar, our team of cross-disciplinary experts provided a comprehensive overview and implications of the act, and addressed how employers need to apply the act as it relates to paid sick time, family and medical leave, unemployment compensation, medical benefits, and tax implications.

Topics covered included:

  • History and effective date of the act
  • Health plan coverages and changes under Families First
  • Highlights of the CARES act provisions & its potential impact on health plans, retirement plans, and executive compensation
  • Paid leave and sick time mandates
  • Expansion of and eligibility for Family Medical Leave Act
  • Employer tax credit rules, requirements, and amounts
  • Extended unemployment compensation benefits

Watch the full webinar below, and sign up for our upcoming COVID-19 webinar:

Coronavirus & Remote Work Force: Best Practices for Protecting Trade Secrets and Intellectual Capital

This recording is eligible for CLE credit in CA, IL, NY, and NJ.  Credit is pending in TX.  All other jurisdictions will be applied for as requested, but please note that not all states allow for distance learning so some states will be ineligible. To request CLE credit, fill out this form and return it to  If you have questions about jurisdictions, please email  CLE credit for this recording expires on 3/22/2021.