As more and more social distancing measures are enacted, employers are transitioning their workforce to remote workstations en masse. The COVID-19 outbreak is presenting a myriad of challenges, but for IT teams, specifically, equipping employees with the necessary tools and systems to maintain their productivity is uncharted territory.
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On March 18, 2020, the US Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (The Act) and President Trump signed it into law. The emergency aid package contained in the Act is slightly modified from the bill initially proposed by the House. Employers are highly recommended to talk to their legal counsel about whether they are subject to the law.
As COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) continues to spread, many employers are seeking out information as quickly as we can provide it. Paid leave laws have started to come into play when considering impacts of COVID-19. When are employers responsible for providing paid time off to employees that may be self quarantining, avoiding the workplace, experiencing an event, etc.?
As we move through these difficult times, we are now confronted by the harsh reality that a number of employers have to start, or already have begun, the process of placing large numbers of their employees on furlough or terminating employment altogether.
Employers with operations outside the U.S. have been responding to outbreaks of COVID-19 for some time. The following summarizes how they have been responding to the crisis to protect the health and wellbeing of their employees, plus how employer-sponsored private employee benefit plans would cover medical expenses relating to COVID-19 or a life/disability claim.
On March 13th, subject matter experts from Brown & Brown Insurance and its team of companies, including Hays Companies, presented an informative live stream about COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”). This informative resource pertains to navigating your risk during this evolving situation.
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and virus that causes it (SARS-CoV-2) is top of mind for companies and their employees. Below, you will find information and guidance authored by our expert resource Dr. Louise Short, MD, MSC to keep your employees safe.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, more areas of business and personal life may be interrupted. Preparation may minimize employee distress, business workflow and ease of handling new situations that arise from COVID-19. In this white paper, our experts offer considerations and insights from an employee benefits and employer perspective.