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Crisis Management

Tactical and practical resources for internal chamber crisis management and resources to share with your members.

Managing the Effects of Crisis on Employee Wellness

Unemployment Benefits

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

Funding is from the federal government and distributed through state decision - see your state's UI laws for further detail.


U.S. Department of Labor Guidance 

Paid Sick Time and FMLA

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) makes substantial changes to sick and FMLA leave for businesses and employees in 2020. Both the CDC and OSHA recommend implementing flexible sick leave policies so that employees can stay home if they are sick or need to care for sick family members, drafting non-punitive “emergency sick leave” policies, and waiving requirements for doctor’s notes to validate illness.