COVID-19 FAQ Guides for Employees & Employers

April 1, 2020

In these unprecedented times, we know that both employers and employees are looking for guidance when it comes to COVID-19. We've compiled two FAQ guides for employees and employers that walk through the answers to the frequently asked questions that our firms around the nation are receiving.   

 



Our Employee FAQ Guide covers questions such as: 



Q: Is my company required to offer leave for employees under the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?



A: This Act applies to all employers with 500 or fewer employees and all government employers. There are exceptions for employers with less than 50 employees if the required leave would jeopardize the viability of the company.



Q: What can I do if I have been laid off or terminated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?



A: Contact your local unemployment office to see what benefits you might be eligible for. If you receive COBRA paperwork review for potential coverage options.



You can download the full guide by clicking here

 



Our Employer FAQ Guide covers questions such as: 



Q: What should the company do if an employee is required to travel to get to their work location?



A: If there is employee housing available the company could have employees quarantine in housing for 14 days. If no symptoms present after 14 days, allow the employee to report for their shift. If they present symptoms, employee will need to remain quarantined



Q: Is the company allowed to take employees’ temperatures prior to the start of a work day?



Yes, it has been approved by the EEOC for employers to take employee’s temperatures. It is important to also practice social distancing and other hygiene measures.



You can download the full guide by clicking here

 



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About Alera Group 

Alera Group is an independent, national insurance and wealth services firm with more than $1.1 billion in annual revenue, offering comprehensive employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan services and wealth services solutions to clients nationwide. By working collaboratively across specialties and geographies, Alera Group’s team of more than 4,000 professionals in more than 180 locations provides creative, competitive services that help ensure a client’s business and personal success. For more information, visit https://aleragroup.com/ or follow us on LinkedIn.