HR Resources

 HR departments are being spread incredibly thin by this pandemic as they try to field employee questions and keep their workplaces safe. Use the following resources to help you mitigate disruptions and keep your business running as effectively and efficiently as possible.

In the Know: CARES Act - Small Business Loan Overview

April 04, 2020

Among other provisions, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides businesses suffering under the debilitating effects of the coronavirus pandemic with unprecedented access to emergency loans. This document will serve as an overview of the loan programs available.

FFCRA Small Employer Exemption: DOL Guidance

April 04, 2020

This Compliance Bulletin provides a general summary of guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on how an employer may qualify for the small employer exemption from the requirements to provide leave for child care-related purposes under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

DOL FAQs: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

April 04, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides eligible workers with paid leave for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This HR Compliance Bulletin contains questions and answers issued by the DOL to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA. This document includes the FAQs issued Apr. 3, 2020.

Essential Worker Employee Communications Letter

April 04, 2020

If your state issues a "shelter-in-place" or "stay-at-home" order due to the coronavirus pandemic, use this letter to inform employees that they are considered essential workers. Please note that this letter requires extensive customization prior to use.

Answers for Employers on COVID-19 (March 27, 2020)

March 30, 2020

The rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation has employers scrambling to deal with a variety of employment issues, many of which they’ve never previously encountered. This presentation addresses employers' most common questions, including how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act affects employers, how to handle business closures and what benefits are available to employees. This information is current as of March 27, 2020, and may be modified by subsequent guidance.

President Trump Extends Federal Social Distancing Guidelines through April 30

March 30, 2020

On Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Donald Trump announced he was extending the federal social distancing guidelines for an additional 30 days to help contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Learn more with this News Brief.

Responding to an Employee’s Positive Coronavirus Test

March 30, 2020

This HR Insights article provides an overview of how you can respond to finding out an employee has coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Other related resources include the CDC's Interium Guidance for Businesses and Paid Sick Leave FAQ.

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.

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.

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