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NUCA Action Scales Back Damaging Paid-Leave Proposal

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), on March 18, 2020. This legislation contains the nation’s first national paid leave requirement for businesses. The U.S. House scaled back their expansive paid-leave proposal in the coronavirus relief bill following strong pressure from NUCA and its chapters around the country, including NUCA NJ, and other business organizations, arguing that many companies would be unable to meet obligations during this economic crisis. However, employers with less than 500 employees should be ready to implement emergency paid sick leave and provide for FMLA leave under certain circumstances relating to COVID-19 as early as April 2, 2020. For more information on the law please visit

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