Paid Sick Leave Update

Updated as of 1:00 p.m. on April 7, 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“Rescue Plan”). The Rescue Plan provided funding and changed tax policies to mitigate the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. One such change extended the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s sick and family leave paid wages through September 30, 2021. Listed below are the changes that were made to the sick and family leave paid wages, effective April 1st through September 30th, an option most employers have available to them. For a full overview of the sick and family leave wages, click here.

In addition, the Rescue Plan also extended the Employee Retention Tax Credit through December 31, 2021. For additional details on this, please refer to the following information found here.

Please let your MHCS advisor know if you have any questions.