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Wednesday, May 6, 2020  
OGA is committed to helping our members during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  See below for all the emails alerts and resources we have provided.  


As of March 18, 2020, the Federal Government has released a MANDATORY regulation posting called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice (FFCRA Notice) communicates updated paid sick, family, and medical leave for employees affected by COVID-19.

This is detailed by the H.R.6201 and referred to as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act).
The notice addresses:
  • Employer Paid Leave Provisions
  • Eligible Employees
  • Qualifying Reasons for Leave Related to COVID-19
  • Enforcement
Every business with 500 or fewer employees across all 50 states are required by federal law to post this notice at each office location.

(If you realize that your business or organization needs an updated SuperPoster to remain in compliance, you can send us your order and we'll be sure to get a poster out to you.)
Webinar Link
Post-Pandemic Return-to-Work 
Considerations for Employers

Tuesday May 19, 12:00pm CT 

Webinar Details
In this webinar, we will focus on key issues and challenges faced by businesses and their leaders as they reopen and adapt to fast-evolving pandemic- related conditions. We will discuss the most frequent questions we have received from employers and will have an expanded question and answer period at the end.

What you will learn:
* Work safety and hygiene for workers returning from layoffs and furloughs

* Simple tips when considering what traditional onboarding tools should be deployed when ramping back up - such as DMV and background reports

* Frequent asked questions we have received from employers with an expanded question-and-answer period

Recommended Participants:
HR Professionals, Risk Managers, Managers, and Supervisors

LINK TO REGISTER - Click here!

Federated Insurance is committed to helping you as our nation unites to prevent the spread of COVID-19.    CLICK HERE for all details!

May 2020 Newsletter
The CareWorks Comp newsletter this month contains quite a bit of important information due to all of the recent changes made by BWC due to the impact of Covid-19 

COVID-19 RESPONSE    CLICK HERE for details!

Free COVID-19 Workers Compensation & Unemployment Update:
Below is a link to a short 25-minute YouTube presentation by Careworks Comp Program Managers, Meridith Whitsel and Cordell Walton, covering Ohio workers' compensation and unemployment compensation changes and issues related to or impacted by COVID-19:

Ohio Grocers Association members can achieve budget certainty
and cost savings when an energy strategy is in place.  CLICK HERE for information on our website!

For more information about this program or to get started today visit or call Ryan Foster, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at 330.316.0344.

A Current OGA Member (Single-Store, Independent Retailer) Has  Received SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS From Our New Program!

"With the challenges of COVID 19, Consolidated Employer Services remains on the forefront of HR and Benefits issues.  Here are several links that provide key, relevant information for businesses.  We are here to help Ohio Grocers' Members. As always, you can contact us by email at or give us a call at  1-800-249-8099 ."

Click Here -- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)

Click Here -- The BIG Picture: CARES Act and FFCRA
CARES Act - SBA Loans for Small Businesses
Ohio Coronavirus Site -


Ohio Department of Health - 

Department of Labor - 

CES webinar - May 21st @ 10:00am EST  

Webinar details will be on OGA Program Partner page.