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A COVID-19 Update for Members
The Latest HR and Legal Updates for Manufacturers from
the Association's Thursday, March 26 Webinar on COVID-19
Speakers Panel:
•John C. Porter, Esq.– Griffith, Lerman, Lutz & Scheib
•Vicki Krotzer, PHR, SHRM-CP, HR Consultant – The Manufacturers' Association -
•Becky Stauffer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HR Consultant – The Manufacturers' Association
Moderator: Tom Palisin, Executive Director
To READ all the details in the full written Update, please click here .

If you would like to HEAR the recorded audio from this webinar, go here.
Small Business Owner's Guide to the New CARES Act
The  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security  (CARES)  Act that was signed into law by the President this past weekend. The legislation provides for $350 billion financing to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

To read this guide  for small businesses (500 employees or less)  go here.   To find a local contact for these loans, please contact your county Economic Development Corporation at: .

NEW Pennsylvania Financing Programs

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) created a new business financing program for small businesses (100 employees or less) in PA to help with access to working capital.   The new loan program has avaliable $60 million, maximum $100,000, 0% IR and other terms.
Click here  for a list of various resources from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development including their Business Exemption Form, Financing options available, and real-time updates from the Commonwealth.
New Updates from our COVID-19 Resource Page
  • Required Workplace Posting: Employee Rights Notice: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
  • Employee Travel Letter for life sustaining businesses – Template. A letter template is available which can be incorporated into your company letterhead, should your business be deemed as "life-sustaining" by the PA Governor and you have the need for employees to travel to-and-from your workplace. It also can provide your contact information should your employee(s) find it necessary for someone to contact you while traveling to and from your workplace. This template can be downloaded and printed from here.
  • PA Employer Exemption Form:  submit your request of exemption to open your physical operations click HERE.
For more information from your Association about
educating, preparing and adapting to the coronavirus,
see our COVID-19 Resource and Information Webpage: Click Here
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