The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (3/18/2020) goes into effect on 04/01/2020 and has created requirements for employers with under 500 employees to Provide Paid Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA. As COVID-19 continues to impact your business, we hope this page helps keep you informed about recent changes to legislation, provides resources to help you and your team, and gives you helpful information to navigate your next steps. We are here for you and are working long hours to make sure you and your teams have the resources you need.
The Department of Labor is releasing new information on an almost daily basis, check out the links below to get the most up to date information.
Your friendly neighborhood HR partners,
Last revision date: 04/01/2020
Department of Labor release temporary rule for FFCRA (Added 04/01/2020)
IRS releases new Q&A to help answer common questions about the tax benefits for employers (added 04/01/2020)
Overview of the various business loans, how they work, what you'll need to apply, and how the loans work together. (Added 03/31) *While this is a CO resource, it provides a great breakdown of the federal loans.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Poster (Added 03/25)
Department of Labor - FFCRA page (updates and new information are being added here) (Added 03/25)
Pais Sick Leave - simplyHR blog post (Added 03/25)
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
COVID-19 and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act have shaken our community. As we continue to find ways to support you and your teams (and get a little sleep), we want to offer a FREE month of HR services. This is a no-strings-attached membership.
As our friend, Crystal, owner of the Treehouse Montessori reminded us, "it takes a village". We have always been more than your HR consultants - we're partners in your business. And we are, and will always be, a part of your village.