Counsel LaKeisha M.A. Caton discussed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). ARPA was passed by the 117th Congress and signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden in March 2021. The legislation intended to provide relief from COVID-19 pandemic ramifications is complex and touches on everything from subsidy updates, to paid leave, and more. Its implications will vary by nature depending on the trajectory of the pandemic. According to SHRM:
Keep in mind, too, the severity of disease in your region. LaKeisha Caton, an attorney with Pryor Cashman in New York City, said that employers should consider offering paid sick leave and emergency family and medical leave on a temporary basis until the virus is under control.
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