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The effects of the coronavirus pandemic have been far-reaching and unexpected.
Many big companies foresaw a pandemic threat. Just as many fear climate change’s impact. Are we ready?
Biomanufacturing is a constantly evolving industry. And with rapid development comes a need for a highly trained and prepared workforce. State leaders met virtually to discuss the biggest changes they are seeing in the industry, how they are working to prepare the worker pipeline and what they are doing to adapt to developments around the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Among its provisions are two new paid leave laws that went into effect April 1 to assist employees negatively impacted by the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus: the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA). Based on regulations and guidance issued by the Department of Labor, we have addressed several crucial questions about the new leave laws.