The paid-leave requirements of the FFCRA expired on Dec. 31, 2020. Employers no longer have an obligation to provide paid sick or emergency Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to employees for absences related to the coronavirus. Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), employers could choose to continue providing FFCRA-like leave voluntarily through Sept. 30, 2021 and receive an employer tax credit. This tax credit has not been extended; however, employers can continue to offer paid leave voluntarily for COVID-19-related reasons without the benefit of a tax credit.


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