March 2020 | FOURTH EDITION NEWSLETTER
WHAT'S NEW(S)?
President Signs Emergency Paid Sick or Family Leave Legislation
BY: Curtis E. Tatum, Esq. | 03/19/20 | American Payroll Association
On March 18, President Trump signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes several payroll-related provisions...
HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
SHRM | March 2020
Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act
Leave would cover employees who are unable to work (or telework) because the employee is caring for their child (18 years or younger) because the school is closed or childcare provider is unavailable due to a public health emergency...
FAQs: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
SHRM | March 2020
On March 16, the House passed by voice vote a technical corrections bill to HR 6201, the Emergency Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which originally passed the House on Saturday, March 14th...  
MAINTAINING MENTAL WELL-BEING DURING A QUARANTINE By INSPRO
In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have recommended that individuals who may have been exposed to the disease self-quarantine at home for 14 days...
Relaxed Enforcement Expected as Coronavirus Paid Leave Law Becomes Effective

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has directed its field staff to observe a temporary nonenforcement period for the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)...
Confused About the Coronavirus Paid-Leave Mandate?
DOL Issued Some Guidance
By Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP | March 25, 2020 | SHRM
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its first official guidance for employers and workers about the paid-leave provisions in the coronavirus relief bill that was signed into law on March 18.
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to comply with safety and health standards and regulations promulgated by OSHA or by a state with an OSHA-approved state plan. In addition, the Act’s General Duty Clause, Section 5(a) (1), requires employers to provide their employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm... READ MORE
O SHA ALERT! Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The novel coronavirus (officially called COVID-19) is believed to spread from person-to-person, primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The virus is also believed to spread by people touching a surface or object and then touching one’s mouth, nose, or possibly the eyes.
Employers and workers should follow these general practices to help prevent exposure to coronavirus... READ MORE
OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping & Reporting Requirements | US Dept. of Labor
Recordkeeping Requirements:
Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious workrelated injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.) Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded.
▪ How does OSHA define a recordable injury or illness?
▪ How does OSHA define first aid?... READ MORE
Real ID Deadline Delayed Until Late 2021 Because of Coronavirus
The original enforcement date was set for Oct. 1, 2020, but the federal, state and local response to the pandemic warranted a delay, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
By Derrick Bryson Taylor Published March 27, 2020 Updated March 28, 2020 | NEW YORK TIMES
CONFERENCE ON THE BRAIN
STRONG MINDS | STRONG HEARTS
WE ARE ALL HOPING FOR A SENSE OF NORMALCY TO RETURN TO OUR LIVES.
IN THE MEANTIME, PERHAPS YOUR COMPANY COULD HELP BY DONATING NOW
AND SCHEDULING FUTURE SESSIONS TO FEED THE HUNGRY.
TROPHY CABINET
"Thought I’d drop you a line to be sure you know that I am looking forward to attending the webinar version of this year’s conference and appreciate your swift response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

The speakers look fantastic and I’m excited to be able to participate. 

I wouldn’t miss it!"
 
Thank you,
Christine P.
Peddicord Wharton LLP
THE YUM FACTOR
Easy Pantry Recipes
Worried you don’t have enough ingredients on hand to make a delicious meal or crowd-pleasing snack? You’ll be surprised what you can whip up with just a handful of basic ingredients. FOOD NETWORK
NOTES FROM NAN
In a world where we are worried about getting enough toilet paper, I'm grateful you've taken the time to read this newsletter.

I don't have any earth shattering updates but would love to use this space to thank my wonderful team for getting up to speed with Zoom virtual webinars. We are now able to provide you with the same content, same speakers, and same wonderful sponsors at our very first Iowa Employment Conference Virtual Webinar on April 8-9!

Thank you to my team, my speakers, my sponsors and YOU!
Nan