View the latest information and guidance details that affect your business amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This information is sent out via email to members and added to this page for future reference. Please contact the association office if you have questions at (800) 236-6332 or 608-240-4700.
- CARES Small Business Provisions
- Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations Summary
- Paycheck Protection Program FAQs
- Paycheck Protection Program Loan Eligibility
NEW Department of Labor Poster (Families First Coronavirus Response Act)
The Department of Labor has issued posters that must be posted in your establishment. Each covered employer must post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. An employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website. This notice does not apply to employees who were laid-off prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. All employers covered by the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the FFCRA (i.e., certain public sector employers and private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees) are required to post this notice.
Since the emergency FMLA expansion is made apart of the existing FMLA statute via a temporary amendment, and because the legislation does not explicitly address the issue of counting employees. Employers should assume the existing FMLA rules on counting employees remain in place until the DOL issues new guidance/regulations. Right now, the rules are clear that full-time employees, part-time employees, employees on leave, seasonal employees paid compensation during the week of assessing coverage or, if not paid, who are on payroll and/or the employer reasonable expects to return to active employment, are all counted for purposes of determining employer coverage.
Practical & Legal Considerations
- Responding to the Coronavirus: Practical & Legal Considerations from Seigfreid Bingham
- Best Practices for Protection of Customers and Employees
- Illinois Executive Order
- Workers Compensation Notice
- Letter to Governor Concerning Illinois Wage Hike
- April 30 – Executive Order
- Restore Illinois – A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopening Our State
Federated Insurance is committed to helping our clients navigate the newly announced mandates affecting business owners as a result of the spread of COVID-19. In collaboration with our friends at Enquiron®, we are providing you with three valuable documents designed to help provide information to organizations facing challenging employment issues during these uncertain times. Below you will find an Employer COVID-19 FAQs document, an overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and Important Rules for Employers to Know in the Wake of COVID-19.