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President Donald Trump signed into law the third and largest coronavirus relief package, which is meant to help struggling businesses and displaced workers during the pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act aims to boost the economy with provisions that impact employer-sponsored health insurance, retirement savings, employer-provided education assistance, unemployment insurance, and business loans.CARES Act: Overview of All Employer-Related
CARES Act: What Employers Need to Know About the Historic Stimulus Package
Ogletree | Mar 2020CARES Act of 2020: Summary of
Unemployment Insurance Provisions
U.S. Department of Labor via SHRM The focus of this resource is the expansion of unemployment insurance and extension of benefits. The CARES Act: • Creates a new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program (through December 31, 2020) to help those not traditionally eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI), including self-employed individuals, independent contractors, those with limited work history and those who are unable to work as a result of the coronavirus public health emergency. Pays 50% of the unemployment insurance costs incurred by state, local and tribal governments and non-profit organizations, not part of the UI system. • Provides additional $600/week payment to each UI or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance recipient through the end of July 2020. • Provides funding for the 1st week of unemployment for states to waive the traditional "waiting week" before benefits begin. • Provides an additional 13 weeks of unemployment to help those who remain unemployed after weeks of state unemployment are no longer available. • Provides states with temporary, limited flexibility to hire temporary staff or re-hire former staff to quickly process unemployment claims. • Provides funding to states to help them maintain short-time compensation programs to prevent layoffs, as well as expand these work sharing programs in the future. These provisions are discussed in detail in the following articles. Please complete the brief survey near the bottom of this page. Articles What Happens When Unemployment Pays Too
SHRM | May 2020
New Guidance from DOL Addresses
Potential Unemployment Compensation Concerns
Ford Harrison | May 2020
Program Integrity for the Unemployment
Insurance (UI) Program ...
DOL Continues to Clarify Scope of CARES
Act Unemployment Benefits
SHRM | Apr 2020DOL Issues Guidance Regarding
Application of Unemployment Provisions of the CARES Act
Franczek | Apr 2020
DOL Provides Further Guidance on
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
Littler | Apr 2020
Expanded Unemployment Insurance Access
and Benefits: 4 Key Takeaways From the CARES Act
Faegre Drinker | Apr 2020
DOL new guidance on CARES Act’s
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program and $600 weekly Federal Pandemic
Nixon Peabody | Apr 2020Recent Changes to Unemployment What
Employers Need to Know
Wilmer Hale | Apr 2020Employers and Workers Impacted by COVID-19: Expanded Unemployment Programs Have Arrived Ogletree | Mar 2020
Index of COVID-19/Coronavirus Express Requests Reopening Your WorkplaceReopening Your Workplace: OverviewsRecalling/Rehiring EmployeesWhen Employees Refuse to Return to WorkAddressing Fears About Returning to the
WorkplaceMasks/Face Coverings in the WorkplaceTesting Employees for COVID-19Taking Employee TemperaturesEmployee RelationsAccommodating Workers at Higher Risk for
Severe IllnessCOVID-19 Myth BustersResponding to Employee's COVID-19 DiagnosisEEOC Updates Coronavirus-Related GuidanceCommunicating with EmployeesDeath of an EmployeeHow to Support a Grieving EmployeeTalent AcquisitionPreemployment Background Checks During COVID-19Completing Form I-9 for Remote WorkersDocumenting an Expired Driver's License on I-9 and E-VerifyFamilies First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)General (Overviews, DOL Resources, More)Summer Child CareEmployers' Frequently Asked QuestionsIRS FAQs on Tax Credits & Required DocumentationDecision Flow ChartsValuing Health Plan Costs for Tax CreditsHealth Care Provider/Emergency Responder (Employee) ExclusionCoronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) ActOverviews of Implications for EmployersEmployee Retention Tax CreditBusiness & Nonprofit ReliefDirect Payments to Individuals (Stimulus Checks/Direct Deposit)Employee Benefit Plan ProvisionsPaycheck Protection Program (SBA loans) Paycheck Protection Program (Loan Forgiveness)Unemployment Expansion & ExtensionPotential Relief for Government ContractorsValuing Health Plan Costs for Tax CreditsEssential Businesses and WorkersEssential Business DesignationEssential Workers: IdentifyingEssential Workers: Hazard Pay and IncentivesCompensation and BenefitsCOBRA Deadlines Temporarily Extended
Various Benefit Plan Deadline
ExtensionsSurvey Reports: Pay Adjustments Amid
COVID-19Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Paid Leave; Enhanced FMLA; More)USERRA and COVID-19Reducing Employer's Retirement Plan Contribution/MatchU.S. Wage and Hour IssuesMaking Tax-Favored Disaster Relief Payments to EmployeesLeave Donation ProgramsIRS Relaxes HDHP RulesRemote WorkersAllowing TeleworkEngaging Remote WorkersRemote Work & State Tax IssuesMonitoring Remote WorkersLayoffs and Alternatives to LayoffsPay ReductionsShared-Work/Work Share ProgramsLayoff AlternativesWorker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) ActCalifornia EDD Work Sharing ProgramPlease also see under CARES Act (above):Employee Retention CreditPaycheck Protection ProgramGeneralNew OSHA Guidance on Recording COVID-19
Cases Effective May 26Employer Resource Centers (U.S. and Global)Preparedness PlanBeware Phishing ScamsSURVEY: Tell us what you think about the Express Request service in four quick questions.
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