COVID-19  Information Center

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow, proactive education and communication are critical. Our resources, created by attorneys and HR experts, provide businesses with the information needed to navigate this pandemic together. Rick Bailey & Company is happy to share these resources with all businesses in our community.  

5 Tips for Onboarding Employees Remotely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 28, 2020

This HR Insights article provides tips managers can use to onboard employees remotely during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Working From Home Ergonomic Tips

March 28, 2020

This Live Well, Work Well article provides working from home ergonomic tips that employees can use to stay healthy while they telecommute during the coronavirus pandemic.

In The Know: Understanding the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

March 28, 2020

This document provides an overview of the $2 trillion stimulus package, which is designed to provide financial assistance for those struggling as a result of the coronavirus (COVD-19) outbreak.

CARES Act Expands Health Coverage Rules

March 28, 2020

On March 27, 2020, the U.S. Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide $2.2 trillion in federal funding to address the coronavirus crisis. The new law also includes several provisions affecting health plan coverage. This Legal Update summarizes the coverage changes.

Sample Telecommuting Arrangement Announcement Letter

March 28, 2020

Use this letter to inform employees that, due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the office will be closing and they should work from home. Please note that this letter requires customization prior to use.

Customizable Guide: Employer's Quick Guide to Managing Remote Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 28, 2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused many employers across the country to make significant changes to their standard procedures, including shifting their employees from working at the office to working from home. This customizable guide serves as an introduction to managing remote employees and includes best practices for keeping employees engaged. It should be used for informational purposes only and not be considered as legal advice.

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act – Leave Request Form

March 28, 2020

This form may be used by an employee to request leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This form accommodates a new type of leave that can be used by an employee in the event they need to stay home in order to care for their child whose school or child care facility has been closed due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Managing Remote Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic Checklist

March 28, 2020

Employers can use this checklist to manage employees that are working from home during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

I-9 Form In-Person Rule May Be Deferred for Coronavirus

March 28, 2020

Under guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on March 20, 2020, employers will not necessarily have to be in the physical presence of a new employee when verifying his or her identity as part of the I-9 Form process during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This Legal Update provides information about the DHS' guidance.

$2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill Signed Into Law

March 28, 2020

On Friday, March 27, 2020—after days of debate—the president approved a $2 trillion economic rescue package designed to provide financial assistance to Americans and their families, and billions of dollars in loans for businesses. The package is the largest fiscal stimulus in modern U.S. history and is the government’s most recent response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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