This policy establishes the guidelines an employer will use to select and manage employees approved to work remotely, with an area for a signature at the bottom.         Download “Remote Work Policy” – doc              

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, enacted on March 27, 2020, provides federal funding to expand the availability of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. Under this law, virtually all types of workers, even those who otherwise would not qualify for UI benefits, may receive payments for…

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued temporary regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA created new employer requirements to provide paid sick leave and partially compensated, expanded FMLA leave for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The regulations include important clarifications to the law and earlier DOL guidance on…

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. The Act enacted two laws that provide workers with paid leave for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The “Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act” allows 12 weeks of partially compensated FMLA leave to care…

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued temporary regulations to implement the paid leave mandates of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The regulations provide direction for the administration of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA). The DOL’s regulations are intended to…

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This policy explains that in the case of a pandemic flu outbreak, all employees who are absent due to a confirmed pandemic flu infection will receive full pay for their normally scheduled hours until a physician has authorized their return to work, as long as written documentation of the infection is provided by the physician.…

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In-person requirements of the Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Form) process may be deferred under certain circumstances during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on March 20, 2020.   Download the “NEW – I-9 Form In-Person Rule May Be Deferred for Coronavirus”      

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The rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation has employers scrambling to deal with a variety of employment issues, many of which they’ve never previously encountered. We’ve compiled some of the employers’ most common questions, including how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act affects employers, how to handle business closures, and what benefits are available to employees.  …

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