PER Human Resources – April 2020


COVID-19: A Message to Our Members

We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and changes to state and federal law affecting your obligations as an employer. The rapidly changing situation has caused much uncertainty for your business and many of you have had to furlough or layoff your workforce for a yet-to-be determined period. Our hearts go out to all affected as we continue to see the number of infections rise across the county and businesses having to make tough decisions about their operations. While these are uncertain times, you can be certain of our unwavering commitment to provide you the best risk management services you have come to rely on and trust. We remain available to assist you with questions regarding:
  • New state and federal paid sick leave and family leave laws recently passed
  • What you can ask employees about COVID-19 symptoms or their potential exposure
  • Whether you can take employees' temperatures or send sick employees’ home
  • Your obligations when furloughing/laying off employees
  • Any other HR-related questions
We are here to support you and your business
The New Federal Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA Leave in Practice As you are aware from our Compliance Alert emails the last two weeks, under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) all employers with fewer than 500 employees are required to provide employees with 10 days of paid sick leave and 12 weeks of expanded FMLA leave with 10 of those weeks paid. Examples of FFCRA in Action
Federal/All States COVID-19 and OSHA: Exposure in the Workplace DOL Issues Guidance Clarifying Questions About FFCRA DOL Non-Enforcement Period For FFCRA EEOC Guidance For Navigating the ADA During the COVID-19 Pandemic FFCRA Documentation to Support Leave and Obtain Tax Credit FFCRA Model Notice to Employees FFCRA Small Business Exemption UPDATED: Compliance Alert: Families First Coronavirus Response Act UPDATED: COVID-19: Taking Employee Temperatures
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