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Federal Guidance & Other Resources

Browse resources provided by federal employment law agencies, such as the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


The Department of Labor

Paid Leave Guidance

The DOL's first round of guidance on the provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect April 1. The guidance consists of a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers, and Questions and Answers. Please note that the DOL guidance is being updated regularly and without notice. Be sure to refresh the pages found within this link regularly. Read the entire document »

The Fair Labor Standards Act

This FAQ page provides answers regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act for private, for-profit employers. Read the FAQ »

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19

This FAQ covers inquiries, exams, medical information confidentiality, hiring, and more. Read the FAQ »

Pandemic Preparedness In The Workplace and The Americans with Disabilities Act

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated this guidance document in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the document »

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA has published “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace. The guidance was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The document contains information on safe work practices and appropriate personal protective equipment based on the risk level of exposure.

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Visit OSHA's Covid-19 web page »

The Centers for Disease Control

The CDC has provided a page dedicated to Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers, which offers steps employers should take to mitigate the spread of the virus, including urging employees who exhibit symptoms of respiratory distress to stay home from work as well as avoiding stigma and discrimination in the workplace related to COVID-19.

Visit the Businesses & Employers page »
Visit the CDC's Covid-19 web page »


Additional Information

COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Frequently Asked Questions
Current FAQs regarding Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) which became effective Nov. 30, 2020. Learn more »

National Governors Association—Coronavirus: What You Need to Know
Current Information On The Status Of COVID-19 In The United States And Abroad, What Actions States/Territories Have Taken To Address It, And The Latest Efforts By The Federal Government. Learn more »

Reference Chart on State Essential Business Designations »

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
An affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has developed a site focused on guidelines for business and workplace tips for employers.

Seyfarth Publishes Safety Checklist for Staffing Firm Use in Assessing Virus Exposure Measures at Client Work Sites
Companies may have concerns about employees returning to client work sites as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Seyfarth Shaw has developed a checklist that employers can use in assessing safety measures at client work sites when temporary employees return to work, when new accounts are opened, or periodically thereafter.
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The law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP has published an FAQs document, "Coronavirus FAQs for Employers," that includes 20 questions and answers specific to managing employees in the workplace amid COVID-19 concerns.

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office released a 10-question and answer FAQ sheet on paid sick leave, exemptions, and other laws the agency is enforcing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Get the latest Covid-19 info & resources for staffing companies.

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