Employer Resources - COVID-19

CARES Act - Small Business Loan Overview  In response to the American economy reeling from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,the federal government recently signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Among other provisions, the CARES Act provides businesses suffering under the debilitating effects of the pandemic with unprecedented access to emergency loans. This document will serve as an overview of the loan programs available.



The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. All loan terms will be the same for everyone.

IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Credits for Coronavirus Paid Leave
Employers with fewer than 500 employees may begin using two new refundable payroll tax credits to obtain reimbursement for the costs of providing coronavirus-related leave to their employees, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on March 20, 2020. This document provides the guidance and has been updated to reflect the April 1, 2020 effective date indicated in IRS Notice 2020-21

New Coronavirus Relief Law Requires Paid Employee Leave
As part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Congress has enacted two laws requiring employers to provide paid leave for COVID-19-related reasons. This Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the two new federal employee leave mandates.


Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Questions and Answers

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides eligible workers with paid leave for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This HR Compliance Bulletin contains questions and answers issued by the DOL to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA.

DOL: New Coronavirus Paid Leave Requirements Take Effect April 1

The paid leave provisions of the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act will go into effect April 1, 2020, according to Q&As released by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Specifically, the guidance states these provisions apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020.

In The Know: Understanding the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

This document provides an overview of the $2 trillion stimulus package, which is designed to provide financial assistance for those struggling as a result of the coronavirus (COVD-19) outbreak.


FAQs on Essential Health Benefit Coverage and Coronavirus
On March 12, 2020, CMS issued frequently asked questions on essential health benefit (EHB) coverage and the coronavirus (COVID-19). This Health Care Bulletin contains CMS’ FAQs.

Employee Compensation and Benefits During Closures and Furloughs

As business closures increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are faced with questions about compensation and health benefit coverage for their employees. Government relief measures may provide compensation for businesses and individuals in certain situations. In other cases, existing rules on employee rights will apply. This Compliance Overview provides a summary of the issues that employers may encounter when terminating or suspending employment due to COVID-19.