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CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program Loans

April 1, 2020

CARES Act: SBA Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program The federal government has passed the ‘third phase’ of emergency legislation, called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), in response to the present outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19.  You can read the law in its entirety here, but we’re providing general guidance and answering…

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Unemployment Eligibility Expanded Under CARES Act

March 31, 2020

Unemployment Eligibility Expanded Drastically Under the CARES Act   The federal government has passed the ‘third phase’ of emergency legislation, called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), in response to the present outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19.  You can read the law in its entirety here, but we’re providing general guidance and answering…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance and FAQ

March 30, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance and FAQ   It’s official — the federal government has passed emergency legislation, called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, in response to the present outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19.  The bill was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020 and will take effect on April 1st, 2020. …

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Practical Guidance for Employers Handling the Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

Practical Guidance for Employers Handling the Coronavirus We know there is a lot of information (and misinformation) out there about the coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, and how to handle it in the workplace. Our goal is to provide you with guidance on how to handle this as an employer — practical solutions for the impact…

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Remote Work Checklist for Employers

March 9, 2020

Before You Let Your Employees Work Remote In light of growing concerns surrounding coronavirus, many businesses are wondering if they will be faced with a decision to send employees home and/or close their doors for a period of time.  One popular idea to address these concerns is to offer remote work (or ‘telework’) options. If you…

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California Coronavirus Update: EDD’s Available Resources and Benefits

March 9, 2020

California Guidance Update: EDD’s Available Coronavirus Resources and Benefits The government in California has been taking a lot of steps in response to the coronavirus outbreak, including the Governor declaring a State of Emergency. In some excellent news, the government is providing guidance to employers on what resources will be made available if employees are…

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Interim Guidance from the CDC for Employers re: the COVID-19 Coronavirus

February 28, 2020

Interim Guidance from the CDC for Employers re: the COVID-19 Coronavirus Hello all, As you have likely heard, the US government now believes it is only a matter of time until the Coronavirus infection establishes a foothold in our country. We have a team here at CEDR watching the CDC and other sources for guidance…

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Employee Smoking & Your Rights as an Employer

February 21, 2020

Employee Smoking & Your Options as an Employer There are plenty of reasons that drive employers to limit or ban smoking at the workplace. It can upset customers, patients, and coworkers when employees smell like smoke. It often upsets other employees when smokers seem to get extra breaks to support their habit. And, frankly, employees…