The current environment from Covid-19 has dramatically altered small business operations. Businesses deemed “essential” are permitted to remain open, but under new requirements. Those considered “non-essential” have been temporarily closed. In both cases, important questions are being raised.
The following are key resources providing helpful information to address your most common questions as it relates to your business and employment situation impacted by Covid-19.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the largest small business association in the U.S., provides helpful answers to the most commonly asked questions among small business, covering:
• Business closures
• Workplace safety
• General public health
• Federal paid leave
• Other wage & hour questions
• Other employment law questions
• General financial questions
To review the complete list of FAQs from the NFIB, visit their website here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers helpful information for small business owners to help prepare for disruption in their business and protect their employees’ health and safety in the workplace. You can read their recommendations here.
Another helpful resource is from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL created a specific Coronavirus information page to help workers and employers with Covid-19 related workplace questions. Areas covered include workplace safety; wage, hour and leave issues; and unemployment insurance. To access the DOL’s information, visit dol.gov/coronavirus.