​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19 Office ​Resources​

Paid Leave Requirements and Tax Credit Provisions​

Overview Employer Paid Leave Requirements and Tax Credit Provisions — A chart prepared by the House Committee on Ways and Means in regards to the H.R. 6201 Families Fir​st Coronavirus Response Act.

CARES Act: Unemployment Insurance Questions Answered — House Committee on Ways and Means FAQ page on unemployment benefits.​

Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Bill with Paid-Leave Mandate — Articles and resources from Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and other trusted media outlets on the news.

The New Employer Obligations under the Slightly Revised Families First Coronavirus Act — This article discusses the paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and paid sick leave provisions of the Act.

Small Business Loans

Assistance for Small Businesses — Guidance​ from the U.S. Department of the Treasuy on how to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program.​​

Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist — Guidance​ from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce​.​

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources — Guidance​ from the U.S. Small Business Administration.​

Remote Meeting Tools

Zoom — Free (with some limitations)​

Webex — Free​

MS Teams — Free (nearly fully functional, but time limited)​

Google Meet — Free to Gsuite users​

Google Hangouts — Must have a Google account​

Office Layout

Tips for a Business Continuity During a Crisis — A guide to moving your staff remote, setting up an online portal, mobile scanning, eSignature tools and help with cloud-computing​.

How to Set Up Your Home Office — Covers the three keys to ergonomics for the health and wellness of your office.​

Online Security Tips

COVID-19 Security Resource Library — A compilation of tips and recommendations from the National Cyber Security Alliance on ways to stay safe online, as well as how to avoid cyber threats and scams during this pandemic. 

Will Coronavirus Lead to More Cyber Attacks? — A Harvard Business Review article that covers tips that both employers and employees need to take the utmost care to protect themselves as well as confidential company information.

Human Resources

Employers Advised to Ponder Worst-Case Scenarios — SHRM article that discusses layoff options that include shift reductions, furloughs, reductions in force (RIFs) or even permanent office closures, all of which raise compliance issues under federal, state and local laws.

How Real Leaders Step Up to the Plate During a Crisis — The greatest leaders are forged in times of crisis and uncertainty. Here are five ways to be that kind of leader.​

Fair Labor Standards Act Q&A — Guidance​ from the U.S. Department of Labor on the FLSA in relation to COVID-19 and other public health emergencies and sending employees home.

What You Should Know About the ADA — Guidance​ from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on taking employees temperatures.

Paid Sick Leave Act Notice​ — Employers are required to post this model notice regarding employees’ rights under the Paid Sick Leave Act (PSLA).

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