ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Families First Coronavirus Response Act signed by President Trump on March 18 will have a significant impact on small businesses, ranging from paid leave entitlements for employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to Family and Medical Leave Act protections to care for children during school closings. NACS is hosting a webinar on Tuesday to help walk convenience retailers through the practical and legal ramifications of these provisions.
The law is slated to take effect on Thursday, April 2. All businesses with 500 or fewer employees will be directly impacted. These rules are brand new and can be particularly confusing for smaller business operators.
To help explain the new rules and what they mean for your business, two national employment law experts from NACS labor counsel Fisher Phillips—Steven Bernstein, regional managing partner in the Tampa, Florida, office, and Benjamin Ebbink, partner in the Sacramento, California, office—will join us for a webinar, “Understanding New Paid Time Off Requirements During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
They'll also answer questions on how to properly implement them within your business to access available tax credits.
The webinar will be held Tuesday, March 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. Click here to register.
In the meantime, please review Fisher Phillips' summary of the legislation.
NACS has compiled resources to help the convenience retail community navigate the COVID-19 crisis. For news updates and guidance, visit our coronavirus resources page.