myHRcounsel Covid-19 Tool Kit
myHRcounsel was created to provide on-demand advice, backed by lawyers, to the many issues that arise in the employment relationship. As COVID-19 (aka “coronavirus”) has become the issue employers are significantly concerned with today and in the upcoming weeks, the need for on-demand legal information, interpretation of laws, drafting letters and policies, and providing attorney backed advice (not media-based opinions) to protect your employees and your business has exponentially increased the past few weeks.
For our clients, you know from the thousands of legal questions submitted to our attorney portal that we have the answers, to the extent they are available, and we provide those answers in minutes (not days or weeks).
Keeping with our goal to provide immediate legal information and advice and protect our clients’ businesses and their employees, we have created the myHRcounsel COVID-19 “Toolkit” – and this webpage.
Please feel free to visit this site for the most recent (and always updated) information as we continue to monitor all information, data, and facts as well as the many federal and state laws being put in place.
If after reviewing this you have specific questions not covered by these materials, please feel free to open a new ticket by clicking here.
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“When the COVID-19 Pandemic was ravaging our country, more responsibility fell on the H.R. Department to keep up to date with all of the changes, promote and implement safety measures within their company, and address employees' concerns and fears. I utilized myHRcounsel during this time to answer compliance questions and if it were not for their support, I would be spending an uncomfortable amount of time trying to research, analyze, and translate all of the constantly updated legislation.”
- Joshua Matthews
Vaccination Policy (January 6, 2021)
The Latest from the Government
Senate and White House Reach Deal on Stimulus Package (March 23, 2020)
CARES (Fed Stimulus Package) Unemployment Blog (March 30, 2020)
President Trump Signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Effective 4/1/2020
State by State Unemployment Insurance Resources (March 30, 2020)
DOL Releases New FAQs Regarding Families First Coronavirus Act (January 5, 2021)
New Stimulus Bill Replenishes Small Business Loan Programs – (April 25, 2020)
Main Street Lending Program (May 4, 2020)
State-by-State Face Mask Requirements – (July 25, 2020)
DOL Issues Updated COVID-19 Related Guidance– (July 28, 2020)
COVID-19 Tax Credits
Employee Retention Tax Credit (April 2, 2020)
What Will Your Office Look Like After COVID-19 (April 24, 2020- The Brookshire Co.)
myHRcounsel Return to Work COVID-19 Q & A (May 1, 2020)
Pandemic Response and Return to Work Plan Sample (May 20, 2020)
Notice of Workplace Exposure to COVID-19 (1/15/2021)
June 17, 2021
Effective on July 1, 2021, two states, and many major cities are increasing their minimum wage, which will require changes to your payroll if you operate or have employees in those states or cities. Nationally, the federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour, but many states, cities, and counties are now well over the... Read More (Read More...)
June 15, 2021
Here’s What You’ll Find in our June 14th Weekly Legal Brief Blog of the Week- Wage Deduction Series Tip of the Week- Wage Deductions Webinar Invite- Parting Doesn’t Have to be Such Sweet Sorrow: Best Practices for Conducting Smoother Terminations HR and Employment Law Updates COVID-19 Tool Kit Click here to view (Read More...)
June 14, 2021
Although it can seem tempting to take deductions from a departing employee’s final wages for unreturned uniforms or equipment, most states do not allow such a deduction to be made absent an employee express written consent. If the employee has not returned company property by the deadline specified in your policies and refuses to allow... Read More (Read More...)
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