Things were going well for your business and then the pandemic hit and now your goals for the year seem to be all but derailed. Now you are saddled with decisions about terminations and furloughs, remote work policies and procedures, along with the stress of meeting the new requirements under the FFCRA. You may be wondering what your business needs to receive loan forgiveness, how to manage the compliance of FFCRA, and how to effectively handle and communicate changes with employees. This hit hard and most weren’t prepared. It wasn’t even on the radar, how could it be, this has never happened before. Our HR specialists have done all the work, so you don’t have to guess and worry that you’re missing something. In addition, our team is SHRM certified and well-versed in California labor law.
We are working hard to meet the needs of small businesses who need our help. Please reach out to us if you have questions or need assistance. We are here to help you navigate the waters of this crisis. Some of the common topics are…
TEMPERATURE TAKING AND OTHER WAYS TO KEEP WORKERS SAFE IN THE WORKPLACE
EXTENDED SICK PAY AND FMLA FOR PARENTS
LAYOFFS, WORK SHARE, FURLOUGHS, AND THE WARN ACT
The FFCRA went into effect on 4/1/20. Under the FFCRA there are employer requirements for businesses under 500 employees. These include paid extended sick pay and extended family leave due to Coronavirus 2019. There is also a required poster employees were supposed to receive before 4/1/20. Do you need help administering the sick pay and EFMLA? Are you afraid your employees will take advantage of the programs, putting your productivity at risk? What if you can’t pay for these leaves of absence? What documentation do you need to establish the leaves for tax credits?
We will help you and guide you through the murky waters of the Coronavirus 2019 pandemic to minimize risk while managing employee relations.
How do businesses navigate the extended unemployment benefit and the Payroll Protection Program (PPP)? We can assist with best practices, requirements, and paperwork
Furlough, Work share, Reduction of Pay, or Termination
So you want to keep employees but there is little work for them to do and you are worried about cash flow since your clients pulled their work. We work with clients just like you who want to keep their employees but due to cash flow issues, business owners have found themselves unable to make payroll while they wait for assistance through the CARES act. To add to the confusion, in order to get the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loan forgiveness, employers cannot reduce headcount and have a limited amount they can reduce pay. What are the best options for your company to make sure you qualify for loan forgiveness under the PPP, get the help you need, and take care of your employees while navigating cash flow issues? What is the difference between terminations and furloughs? Is there a benefit to one over the other? Is work share a good option? We can help you answer these questions based on your goals and provide the guidance and paperwork to minimize risk.