Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives this week introduced the HEROES Act (aka “Phase IV” of the federal response to COVID-19). The legislation would spend another $3 trillion by providing a new round of $1,200 direct payments to individuals, and an extension to January of the $600/month in extra unemployment benefits, among other things.
See this summary of the bill by OMA Connections Partner Clark Schaefer Hackett.
The HEROES Act would require employers to provide paid sick and emergency FMLA leave to workers regardless of company size, according to reports. It would also temporarily suspend minimum hour eligibility requirements and reduce tenure requirements for non-emergency FMLA. 5/14/2020