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Information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing by the minute. We know that for all employers, the impact of Coronavirus on your business—and your people—will be significant and long-lasting. The laws have already changed, and we anticipate additional changes in the near future. As more develops, we will continue to keep you updated.

For the latest news and legal updates, click on the Related Posts tab above. Scroll down for additional resources.

If you have specific questions, please contact any member of our Team.


 

RESOURCE CENTER

GENERAL RESOURCES

Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") - to see the legislation, click here, or read more on our blog.

FFCRA Factsheets:

Emergency Family and Medical Leave (EFMLA) and Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) Forms - click here.

Employee Certification of Healthy Status - for employee completion each work day: Employee-Certification.docx 

Ohio's Urgent Health Advisory - visit here.

Ohio Department of Health's "Responsible Restart Ohio" - click here for details on reopening Ohio.

Government Agency Guidance and Forms

Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division Guidance on the FFCRA, including the mandatory Employee Rights Poster.

Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division temporary rule issuing regulations, effective April 1, 2020. Click here for a summary.

U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus website – click here.

CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers – click here.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Guidance on Coronavirus & Unemployment – click here.

Ohio Office of Small Business Relief - click here

U.S. Small Business Administration, Disaster Assistance - click here.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist - click here.

FAQs

What does a Stay at Home order really mean? More information here.

Are you an essential business? More information here.

How will unemployment work? More information here.

Employers are asked to distribute this form to employees laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic to expedite their claim process. 

COURT RESOURCES

On March 21, 2020, Chief Justice O'Connor provided guidance to lower courts in Ohio. Click here to read the Guidance to Local Courts. The Supreme Court has also set-up an online Resource Center with additional guidance and information.

MOJO's Coronavirus Employer Response Team has also created a reference factsheet for Courts to utilize - FFCRA-Factsheet-for-Courts.pdf.

GRANTS: Governor DeWine announced that $16 million in grant funding is available to local law enforcement agencies, probation/parole officers, local courts, victim services advocates, and corrections agencies.  These grants are administered through the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) and the funding was made available in the CARES Act.  OCJS is currently accepting applications for these grants, which have no cap and require no local match.  There is no deadline to apply, but agencies are encouraged to apply before the funds are all spoken for. More information can be found here.

 

 

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