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 employeesâ€™ 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