When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed, it was to take effect within 15 days of March 18, 2020.  Most assumed that the Act, thus, was effective on April 2, 2020.  Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the effective date of the Act will be April 1, 2020 (not an April Fool’s Joke) which is technically “within” fifteen days.  Consequently, employers with fewer than 500 employees will have one less day to prepare for the paid sick leave and expanded FMLA leave provisions.