The American Rescue Plan Act: What Employers Must Know

Presenters: AJ Griffin and Caleb Masters, Paycom

View live: April 6, 2021, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (available for on-demand viewing through July 2021)

Program length: 60 minutes

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On March 11th, the third significant federal stimulus bill aimed at mitigating the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic became law. Known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the $1.9 trillion legislative package contains several provisions of relevance to employers, particularly regarding tax credits. 

In addition to providing a new COBRA premium assistance subsidy for qualifying individuals, the new law extends the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) payroll tax credit through September 30, 2021, for businesses that voluntarily offer pandemic-related paid sick leave to employees and extends availability of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act employee retention tax credit through December 31, 2021.

What can your organization do today to help ensure your workplace remains compliant? 

In this program, AJ Griffin, Paycom’s director of governmental and community affairs will discuss topics including:

  • How the historic American Rescue Plan Act may impact your business
  • Who is eligible for the extended FFCRA paid leave and employee retention tax credits
  • What the COBRA premium assistance subsidy includes

About the Presenters:


AJ Griffin is a former Oklahoma state senator who served the 20th district for six years. She was a member of Oklahoma legislative leadership during her entire tenure in office and was recognized by numerous organizations for her policy work primarily in the areas of social services, health care and energy. Prior to her years in public service, Griffin was a community and social services professional managing mission-based organizations. Currently, she is the director of governmental affairs at Paycom managing company government and community relations across the country. 

Caleb Masters is the host of Paycom’s podcast, HR Break Room, and a workforce marketing partner. With more than 9 years of experience as a published online writer and content producer, he has produced hundreds of podcasts, blogs, webinars and videos for multiple industries. Masters continues to assist organizations creatively communicate their ideas and messages through researched talks, blog posts and new media. 

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