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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

We are continuously monitoring this issue and will update this page as new information becomes available.

Click here for a note from our President, Jack Hollister: The EA is Here for You.
Click here to download the EA’s 3/30/2020 Webinar: Stimulus Package.
Click here to download The EA’s 3/23/2020 Webinar: COVID-19 Update.
Click here to download The EA’s 3/17/2020 Webinar: Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know.

Resources for Ohio:

Click here for Ohio’s COVID-19 Separation form from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Click here for Ohio’s Stay at Home Order announced March 22nd. 
Click here for Ohio’s Stay at Home Order FAQs.
Click here for Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Ohio.
Click here to access the number of cases and the results of testing in Ohio.

Click here for: Ohio Governor DeWine Signs Emergency Order Regarding Coronavirus.

Resources for Michigan:

Click here for information on Michigan’s Expansion on Unemployment Benefits. 
Click here for detail on Michigan’s Executive Order 2020-21: Stay Home, Stay Safe.
Click here to access the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus (COVID-19) information.

Resources from Federal Agencies:

Click here for the DOL’s Temporary Rules under the FFCRA.
Click here for the IRS’ COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs.
Click here to download the DOL’s Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Click here to download the DOL’s Federal Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Click here for the DOL’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Click here for the DOL’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights.
Click here for the DOL’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements.
Click here for the DOL’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers.
Click here for the DOL’s COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Fair Labor Standards Act Questions and Answers.
Click here for the DOL’s COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers.
Click here for communication posters on safe hygiene practices from the CDC.
Click here for an employee survey to determine which employees may need to stay home.
Click here for What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19.
Click here for information on IRS Notice 2020-15, which allows HDHPs to pay for COVID-19 testing and treatment.
Click here to access OSHA’s Safety & Health Topics – COVID-19.

Click here to access the CDC’s Situation Summary on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Resources from The EA:

Click here to for a sample FFCRA policy.
Click here to for a sample Notice of Leave Eligibility for EFMLEA under FFCRA.
Click here for a sample request form for Emergency Paid Sick Leave.
Click here for a sample request form for Emergency Family and Medical Leave.
Click here for The EA’s Summary of The CARES Act.
Click here for The EA’s Navigating the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and Emergency Paid Leave Act.
Click here for a Sample Essential Employer Letter.
Click here for a Sample Financial Services – Essential Services Letter.
Click here for the EA’s Business Checklist of Actions.
Click here for The EA’s Remote Worker Tips.
Click here for The EA’s Managing Remote Employees Webinar.
Click here for The EA’s What Employers Need to Know.
Click here for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey results! *There will no longer be any updates to this survey as participation has ceased.

Articles We are Reading:

Click here for Forbes’ Why Working From Home Is So Exhausting—And How To Reinvigorate.
Click here for HBR’s 10 Digital Miscommunications and How to Avoid Them.
Click here for Paul White’s: Appreciation and (Newly) Remote Workers.
Click here for Forbes’ Communication Is More Important Now Than Ever.

Click here for Wolters Kluwer’s Plan now for coronavirus to avoid disruptions and promote safe practices.

Click here for Coronavirus: How Emotional Contagion Exacts a Toll.

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