Top 10 COVID-19 Accommodation Questions Answered

After many weeks of shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders, state and local governments are beginning to reopen businesses. As a result, employers need to be prepared to address a variety of issues, including employees who have concerns about the safety of the workplace and are reluctant to return. To help you address these return-to-work accommodation requests,Continue reading “Top 10 COVID-19 Accommodation Questions Answered”

PPP Funds & Forgiveness Update

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that gives employers more flexibility when using Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds and applying for loan forgiveness.  Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle  supported making changes  to the PPP to address complaints from employers that the existing rules were unfeasible. U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan  Paycheck ProtectionContinue reading “PPP Funds & Forgiveness Update”

FFCRA: New Rule & Guidance from DOL and IRS

New FFCRA Guidance in Temporary Rule and FAQsThe Department of Labor (DOL) has released rules related to administration of leaves under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and answered more common questions on their Questions and Answers page. Below are some key highlights to keep in mind when administering these leaves.  Documentation: Employers may not require more documentation from employees thanContinue reading “FFCRA: New Rule & Guidance from DOL and IRS”

Programs Available to Employees & Employers

In a continued effort to bring your company a consolidated resource for you & your staff,  below is a list of programs available for California employers and employees who are struggling through the COVID-19 crisis.  In addition to the programs listed below, check out City and County websites for add’l programs for micro-loans; regional assistance andContinue reading “Programs Available to Employees & Employers”