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 Admin@simplyHRpartners.com  

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Last revision date: 04/30/2020

Latest Updates

Resources for Colorado Employers. Includes a link to report employees who refuse suitable work. 

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/covid-19-employers

Larimer County Guidelines for Re-opening businesses.

https://www.larimer.org/health/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19/safer-home-phase-covid-19-pandemic-larimer-county-0

OSHA press release on requirements for making sure your workers are safe while working.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOL/bulletins/2866945

Department of Labor - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Package

https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20200410

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

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/covid-19-related-tax-credits-for-required-paid-leave-provided-by-small-and-midsize-businesses-faqs#substantiate_eligibility

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.

https://www.coloradosbdc.org/covid/

Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Poster

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf

Department of Labor - FFCRA page (updates and new information are being added here)

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic

Paid Sick Leave - simplyHR blog post

https://www.simplyhrpartners.com/post/new-required-paid-sick-leave-what-every-employer-needs-to-know

Webinar & Videos

Webinar: COVID-19 HR Updates

Recorded: 04/01/2020

Webinar: COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Requirements

Recorded: 03/20/2020

Video: Under 50 employees exemption - FFCRA

Recorded: 03/30/2020

Video: What to do if an employee is refusing to work.

Recorded: 03/31/2020

Blog Posts
Employer Resources

Read the Families First Coronavirus Response Act bill here:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201/text

Department of Labor (future updates to the Families First Coronavirus Act will be released here):

https://www.dol.gov/

IRS - find out more information about the tax benefits available to businesses:

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Press release from the DOL:
https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osec/osec20200320

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Expanded Family and Medical Leave Requirements:

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave

DOL Q&A - HIGHLY RECOMMEND reading:

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

Small Business Association - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources:

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Find your local Small Business Association for additional local support:

https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-locations

Leave plan management assistance:

https://ourtilt.com/

Littler's “Stay At Home” – A List of Statewide Orders:

https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/stay-top-stay-home-list-statewide

Employee Resources

Find Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Resources in their state:

https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/find-unemployment-benefits.aspx

Find local resources for finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services:

http://211.org/

Mental Health Resources*:

*Resources listed on 211.org

Health Insurance Benefits - Nine states reopen ACA insurance enrollment:

ColoradoConnecticutMarylandMassachusetts, NevadaNew YorkRhode Island, and Washington

Find a local Food Bank:

https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank

Free HR resources

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