Consolidated Appropriations Act extends COVID-19 benefits

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “CAA”) extended employer tax credits for COVID-19 paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave through March 31, 2021. Employers must continue to obtain and keep required records to substantiate any tax credits taken for such leave payments. But, the CAA did not extend employees’ entitlement to leave under the FFCRA past the original expiration date of December 31, 2020.

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