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Executive Order No. 20-52

The newest guidelines can be found here.

CDC Guidance

Since the “stay at home” order has been lifted, and the Memorial weekend has passed, many calls have come into HR Partners from employers discussing possible COVID-19 “exposure” scenarios with their respective employees.  So far, most of the “exposures” have come back with negative test results; two were positive. 

So, what should an employer do when an employee reaches out to them about a possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus?  Below is a link to CDC guidelines which can assist you, but if you are still concerned about how to proceed with this new development, please call us at 233-7860.  We have answers.

CDC Guidance

Topeka Family Therapist & Human Resources Expert on Job Stress During Pandemic – KSNT Town Hall

HR Partners' own Kristina Dietrick was on the KSNT Town Hall broadcast last night. Please see a clip from the LIVE show, below:

Topeka Family Therapist & Human Resources Expert on Job Stress During Pandemic – KSNT Town Hall

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Re-Opening After Covid-19: A Small Business Guide

Reopening and returning employees to the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic can be a stressful as well as a rewarding time. Returning to the workplace will not be as simple as announcing the reopening or requesting employees to return. Workplaces and processes will need to be altered. Employers and organizations also need to be ready to respect and evolve to fit the needs of these returning team members.

Click here to access a Small Business Guide to Re-Opening After COVID-19.

Health and Travel Declaration Form

Summer is coming up, and people want to travel (this includes your employees).  Below is the link from the CDC on the current guidelines for travel:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

If you would like to implement the Health and Travel Declaration Form with your staff, it is legally compliant. The form can be accessed here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 233-7860.

New Hire Report & Job Refusal Statement

If your business is in the State of Kansas, this pertains to your organization…

If you furloughed your employees, and it is time for them to come back to work, the paperwork that needs to be completed is attached (to inform the Department of Labor – concerning their unemployment benefits):

New Hire – if they come back to work, fill this one out and fax it in;

Job Refusal Form – if they choose to not come back to work, fill this one out and fax it in.

Questions?  Concerns?  Call us.  785-233-7860.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), implemented as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, is designed to provide cash-flow assistance through 100% federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payrolls during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If employers maintain their payrolls, the loans will be forgiven.  For a summary of the Program, please click here.

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FFCRA Poster - Non-Federal

FFCRA Poster

Link:  FFCRA Poster

New DOL Guidance - Small Business Exemption

NEW DEVELOPMENTS.  PLEASE READ…

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) updated and expanded their “Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers” guidance over the weekend (see attached). The guidance now includes more detailed information on the Small Business Exemption for employers with fewer than fifty (50) employees. See questions 58-59. The DOL first identifies (3) three circumstances which would satisfy the requirement that compliance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) will jeopardize the viability of the small business as determined by an authorized officer of the business:

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What our clients say...

Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

Bruce Graham
Chief Executive Officer 
Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

"HR Partners has helped us with those 'I’ll get around to it' things such as an employee handbook and updating employee files.  The most important benefit is they are a phone call away from peace of mind on all things HR.

It is a challenge for any employer to keep up on changes to personnel practices and requirements.  The suite of services HR Partners can provide is comprehensive and affordable.  The question should be, can you afford not to engage them as part of your employee relations program?"