The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (3/18/2020) went into effect on 04/01/2020 and has created requirements for employers with under 500 employees to Provide Paid Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA.
States, Counties, and Cities are releasing guidelines related to safety protocols. Below you will find links to some of the guidelines that have been published. Please check with your local county and city guidelines to understand your responsibilities.
The links below are great ways to get the most up to date information. As we continue to support you and your teams, please let us know if there is a resource you're looking for that's not listed. Contact us at
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Last revision date: 04/30/2020
Resources for Colorado Employers. Includes a link to report employees who refuse suitable work.
Larimer County Guidelines for Re-opening businesses.
OSHA press release on requirements for making sure your workers are safe while working.
Department of Labor - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Package
Department of Labor release temporary rule for FFCRA https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/Pandemic/FFCRA.pdf
IRS releases new Q&A to help answer common questions about the tax benefits for employers
Overview of the various business loans, how they work, what you'll need to apply, and how the loans work together. *While this is a CO resource, it provides a great breakdown of the federal loans.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Poster
Department of Labor - FFCRA page (updates and new information are being added here)
Paid Sick Leave - simplyHR blog post
Webinar & Videos
Webinar: COVID-19 HR Updates
Read the Families First Coronavirus Response Act bill here:
Department of Labor (future updates to the Families First Coronavirus Act will be released here):
IRS - find out more information about the tax benefits available to businesses:
Press release from the DOL:
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Expanded Family and Medical Leave Requirements:
DOL Q&A - HIGHLY RECOMMEND reading:
Small Business Association - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources:
Find your local Small Business Association for additional local support:
Leave plan management assistance:
Littler's “Stay At Home” – A List of Statewide Orders:
Find Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Resources in their state:
Find local resources for finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services:
Mental Health Resources*:
Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Text HOME to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746 for the Disaster Distress Hotline
Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522 to connect with The National Domestic Violence Hotline.
*Resources listed on 211.org
Health Insurance Benefits - Nine states reopen ACA insurance enrollment:
Find a local Food Bank:
Free HR resources
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