Congress Passes Coronavirus Relief Package

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Congress has passed two major pieces of legislation to deal with the coronavirus crisis, the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act ("FFCRA") and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Both include important protections for workers affected by the current crisis. This memorandum summarizes the provisions providing: (1) unemployment benefits, (2) paid leave benefits, and (3) cash payouts. Click here to read on overview of the legislation from the IBEW.