Coronavirus Impact Updates

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Shutdowns and Child Care Centers

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In the last 24 hours, we have seen three shutdown orders, only two of which affect Georgia child care centers. Under Mayor Bottom’s order, Atlanta residents are confined to their homes, but the order specifically exempts child care centers as essential businesses.  The mayor of Savannah’s order exempts child care centers providing services to employees of other exempt businesses and has several restrictions.  

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Update: How the Passed Families First Coronavirus Response Impacts Employers

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Late on March 18, 2020, the Senate passed House Bill 6201, named the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" and the White House promptly signed it that evening.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, with the White House's authority, had negotiated and drafted the legislation, which had cleared the House late last week.  

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How the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Could Impact Employers

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On March 13, 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, acting on behalf of the White House, reached a deal for a coronavirus economic relief deal, and the House passed it that evening. H.R. 6201, named the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" could affect employers with less than 500 employees in a number of ways, including requiring paid FMLA and sick leave. (Employers with 500 or more employees will not be affected.)

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