The Recent Legislation, And What It Means 

Q&A with EPIC and Labor & Employment Attorneys from Fisher Phillips

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) addresses specific costs associated with COVID-19 testing and includes several other acts, each of which aims to lessen the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in certain critical areas relating to employment and health coverage. EPIC’s Carl Pilger, National Director of Employee Benefits Compliance Services, moderated a Q&A style presentation with Bert Brannen from Fisher Phillips, trusted labor and employment attorneys.

Presentation Focus: How The Act Impacts Employers with 500 or Fewer Employees

To review the legislation, read our Compliance Alert summarizing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

This Presentation Covers:

  • Workforce Issues: Furloughs, Lay-offs, Closings
  • Unemployment Issues
  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave
  • Expanded FMLA Rights
  • Health Plan Coverage & Continuation


This was recorded on March 24 and includes information that has changed based on later departmental guidance. Here’s several FAQs the Department of Labor has since released and we’ve summarized:

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