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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,

simplyHR

Last revision date: 04/01/2020

Latest Updates

Department of Labor release temporary rule for FFCRA (Added 04/01/2020)

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 (added 04/01/2020)

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. (Added 03/31) *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 (Added 03/25)

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) (Added 03/25)

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

Pais Sick Leave - simplyHR blog post (Added 03/25)

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

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.