One of the most difficult decisions our clients face during unexpected reductions in patient volume is determining the best way to address staffing. Two recent laws were passed by Congress:
- The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA"); and
- The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act ("CARES")
These acts contain provisions which encourage staff retention and provide funding sources to small businesses.
There are also new rules for claiming unemployment and additional reporting responsibilities for employers. The following information summarizes these employee rights and employer responsibilities.
- FFCRA Employee Rights - U.S. Department of Labor
- FFCRA Questions and Answers - U.S. Department of Labor
- COVID-19: FAQs on Federal Labor and Employment Laws - Ogletree Deakins
- You Need to Cut Costs, but Don't Want a RIF: Alternatives to Terminations in the Age of COVID-19 - Ogletree Deakins
- Coronavirus: Employee furloughs, reductions-in-force and similar temporary cost-saving measures in the US - Part 1 - DLA Piper