The Internal Revenue Service announced on March 20, 2020 with IR-2020-57 that employers could immediately start claiming the credit for sick leave paid. See additional information regarding paid sick leave here.

The Department of Labor (DOL) just released the following statement, “The FFCRA’s paid leave provisions are effective on April 1, 2020, and apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.”

If an employer chooses to implement early based on IRS guidance, please be aware it conflicts with DOL guidance.

**As we at BRSW strive to keep abreast of these developments, please be patient with us as the changes seem to be coming on a daily basis.**