Coronavirus (COVID-19) poses particular concerns for employers for several reasons, beyond the obvious need to protect employees who may be at risk and the need to address employee concerns: coronavirus might be transmittable in the workplace, and is serious; the incubation period after exposure but before symptoms appear is believed to be a minimum of several days; and early symptoms can mimic less severe respiratory problems, such as the flu.
We hope this page provides a useful resource for employers to learn how COVID-19 is affecting various aspects of employment law, and how different jurisdictions are addressing the outbreak. Because the COVID-19 situation is dynamic, with new governmental measures each day, employers should consult with counsel for the latest developments and updated guidance on this topic.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQs: The FMLA Amendments and Paid Sick Leave Requirements of the New Law
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Posters
The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus (also known as novel coronavirus).
Wages, Hour and Leave: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
List Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Relief Programs
SBA Disaster Loans
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
SCORE is offering assistance in filling out SBA loan applications
Coronavirus Small Business Guide