A statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, suggest that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act be extended, although no further details are available.
law, which is now scheduled to expire at the end of this year, requires employers to provide employees with paid emergency family and medical leave and paid sick leave.
It covers private employers with less than 500 employees and some public employers. Employers receive a tax relief for wages for paid leave according to the law.
A coronavirus relief bill originally proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, did not extend the FFCRA.
A statement issued by Rep. Pelosi and Senator Schumer on Sunday on the coronavirus assistance agreement and the omnibus package agreement only states that "The agreement provides a tax credit to support employers offering paid sick leave, based on the Families First framework."
A spokeswoman for Rep. Pelosi said the exact wording of the agreement was not yet available early Monday afternoon.