Workforce Issues

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. On this page, we are compiling relevant tips and resources such as unemployment, paid family leave, paid sick leave, healthcare and more.

Paid sick days
District of Columbia

D.C. Department of Employment Services

Preguntas frecuentes sobre la Ley de Enfermedad Pagada de D.C.

La acumulación de la licencia por enfermedad pagada es obligatoria en Washington, D.C. Visite el sitio web para consultar las preguntas frecuentes del empleador sobre la licencia por enfermedad pagada.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees

Family medical leave
California

Small Business Majority

Programa de Licencia Familiar Remunerada de California

El programa de Licencia Familiar Remunerada de California (PFL, por sus siglas en inglés) brinda beneficios de reemplazo de salario a los trabajadores que necesitan tomarse un tiempo libre del trabajo para vincularse con un nuevo hijo o para cuidar a un familiar gravemente enfermo.

Este documento está previsto para responder cualquier pregunta que los pequeños empleadores puedan tener sobre el programa PFL de California y sus efectos en los propietarios de pequeñas empresas y sus trabajadores.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Employee relations
National

Conveners.org

Resilience Compass

Resilience Compass se formó en respuesta a la crisis de COVID-19 como un servicio público colaborativo. Este grupo de socios, dirigido por Conveners.org, tiene como objetivo ayudar a las pequeñas empresas, cooperativas y organizaciones sin fines de lucro a navegar tranquilamente por aguas desconocidas mientras aceleran su camino hacia la recuperación.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees, Self-employed, Non-profits

Family medical leave
District of Columbia

D.C. Department of Employment Services

Permiso familiar pagado de DC

La misión de la Oficina de Licencia Familiar Pagada (OPFL) es planificar, desarrollar y administrar un programa de licencia pagada para el Distrito de Columbia bajo las disposiciones de la Ley de Enmienda de Licencia Pagada Universal de 2016.

El 1 de julio de 2020, el Distrito de Columbia comenzó a administrar los beneficios de licencia pagada. Los trabajadores de DC ahora pueden solicitar una licencia familiar remunerada. La Ley de Licencia Pagada establece hasta: 

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees, Self-employed

Paid sick days
California

Small Business Majority

Ley de Licencia Remunerada por Enfermedad de California

La ley de licencia remunerada por enfermedad de California permite a los empleados tomarse un tiempo libre del trabajo para atender su salud o la enfermedad de un miembro de la familia sin perder un cheque de pago.

Este documento está previsto para responder cualquier pregunta que los pequeños empleadores puedan tener sobre la ley de licencia remunerada por enfermedad de California y sus efectos en los propietarios de pequeñas empresas y sus trabajadores.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Family medical leave, Paid sick days
National

U.S. Department of Labor

Family and Medical Leave Act Employer Guide

Since its enactment in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has served as the cornerstone of the U.S. Department of Labor’s efforts to promote work-life balance. The FMLA has been used more than 100 million times to help workers balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of their families and their own health.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees, Self-employed, Non-profits

Family medical leave, Paid sick days, Staying safe
National

U.S. Department of Labor

COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers

The Department of Labor (DOL) has created a questions and answers guide to navigating COVID-19 under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees, Self-employed, Non-profits

Family medical leave, Paid sick days
National

U.S. Department of Labor

Determining Your FFCRA Eligibility

Do the requirements and benefits provided for in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) apply to you? This tool will quickly walk you through a handful of options to determine your eligibility as an employee for paid sick leave or paid expanded family and medical leave, or your obligations as an employer* to provide paid sick leave or paid expanded family and medical leave.


*Employer tool coming soon.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees, Self-employed, Non-profits

Family medical leave, Paid sick days
Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

Temporary Disability / Caregiver Insurance

Temporary Caregiver Insurance was signed into law on July 11, 2013. TCI provides eligible claimants up to 4 weeks of caregiver benefits to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law or grandparent, or to bond with a newborn child, new adopted child or new foster-care child. You must apply for TCI benefits during the first 30 days after the first day of leave is taken for reasons of bonding or caregiving.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees

Family medical leave, Paid sick days
Connecticut

Connecticut Paid Leave

Paid Family and Medical Leave

The Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) offers Connecticut workers the opportunity to take time to attend to personal and family health needs without worrying about lost income. The CT Paid Leave Authority provides Connecticut’s workforce access to paid family and medical leave benefits by offering helpful tools and resources to help administer this new program. Employers can register for this program starting November 1, 2020.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees, Self-employed

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