Protecting the Safety and Health of Workers

My HR Professionals is keeping our clients up-to-date with all of the changing regulations concerning COVID-19.  We will continue to keep up-to-date information on this page, but we are available to answer questions via phone or email.  For our Human Resource Administration Service clients, this comes at no additional charge.  If you are not an HR client and would like to be, please Contact Business Development.

With both the FFCRA and CARES Act officially signed into law, our government and regulatory bodies have begun to issue further guidance to let companies such as My HR Professionals know how to interpret nuances of the law. While there are many questions still unanswered, we want to share information that is known at this time.

Tax Impacts

Arkansas Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Employer Notice Requirements

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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. For more information about this Act, follow the links below. Please note that if you have a time & attendance account with My HR Professionals, we are  working to incorporate the leave request option within that system.

FFCRA  Emergency Paid Sick Leave FMLA Expansion

FFCRA | Q&A FFCRA | Employee Qualification Flier.  Leave Submission Form

All employers covered by the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the FFCRA (i.e., certain public sector employers and private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees) are required to post this  Paid Leave Notice by April 1st.

Paid Leave Notice | Spanish Version  FFCRA Fact Sheet | Spanish Version

The notice needs to be displayed in a conspicuous place where employees can see it. If they can see it at the main office, it is not necessary to display the notice at your different worksite locations.

If you hire a job applicant, you must convey this notice to them, either by email, direct mail, or by posting this notice on the premises or an employee information internal or external website.

FFCRA Notice Questions 

SBA Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering assistance in response to the COVID-19. Below are links giving more information about those assistance programs.

SBA Disaster Assistance  Paycheck Protection Program  Disaster Loan Program   SBA Application

Critical Infrastructure Sectors 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified 16 sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. For more information about these sectors, follow the link below.

Critical Infrastructure Sectors  Essential Business Determination Letter

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act  (CARES Act) 

My HR Professionals is monitoring and reviewing the latest Coronavirus Aid, Response, and Economic Security Act “CARES Act.” This bill was signed into law by the President on March 27th. We will be analyzing the impact this will have on our clients and how to handle any required changes to the services we provide.CARES Act CARES Act: Unemployment Analysis and FAQs

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

The links below are provided by the CDC and cover various topics that assist Employers with COVID-19.

CDC | Interim Guidance  

My HR Professionals is a Human Resource Outsourcing Company. This information should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion on any facts or circumstances. The contents are for general information purposes only. Anyone needing specific legal advice should consult an attorney.