UPDATE: President Trump signed the bill into law this evening.
This afternoon, the Senate voted 90-8 to approve the House-backed Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The legislation will provide up to ten weeks of paid FMLA leave and two weeks of paid sick leave to certain employees affected by COVID-19. Details on the legislation, which largely applies to employers of 500 or fewer employees, are available in our earlier article detailing the House measure. The Senate voted down amendments to the bill that would have expanded the bill’s paid FMLA provisions or replaced the paid leave with state unemployment benefits. The measure now heads to President Trump, who is expected to sign the bill into law.