COVID-19 Resource Center for
Business Leaders, HR Professionals

Updated 8/4/2020 at 5:54 pm CST

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting businesses and employees in new and real ways. We’ve pooled together this “knowledge trust” to help you navigate what has become a critical and complex environment, and to identify important issues you will need to consider for your business and future success.

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COVID-19 Hot Topics

With the evolution of the virus and related changes impacting companies and employees, content is being frequently updated as we have new information.

Return to Work

In preparing to return to work during the COVID outbreak, business owners will be faced with many questions regarding steps they will take to protect their employees and their business. Valent Group recommends each business owner use data and information from federal, local and state experts to evaluate community spread, in their decision to reopen and potentially expose front line employees to COVID–19.

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Responsibly Returning to Work Amid a Pandemic – May 1, 2020

August 4

FFCRA: Additional FAQs Issued + Court Ruling

July 24

Interim CDC Guidelines For Discontinuation Of Isolation For Persons With COVID-19 Not In Healthcare Settings

July 16

Alabama Ordinance Requires Face Coverings, Effective 7.16.2020

July 16

FFCRA And CARES Act: Leave Reporting, COVID-19 Testing And More

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Jun 1

OSHA Alert on Social Distancing to Keep Employees Safe At Work


May 29

OSHA Training Requirements: CDC Advises How to Decide When to Stay Home vs. Be Around Others


May 26

Building Closures May Have Increased Risk Of Legionnaires’ Disease


May 22

COVID-19 Reopening Considerations For Restaurants


May 21

CDC Releases Resources to Assist States to Open


May 14, 2020

IRS Mid-Year Election Changes & Other COVID-19 Relief


May 12, 2020

I-9 Documentation Flexibility, Temporary Policy Issued


Apr 29, 2020

CDC Expands List of COVID-19 Symptoms


Apr 29, 2020

Benefit Plan Deadline Extensions During “Outbreak Period”


Apr 20, 2020

(Updated) FFCRA: IRS Advances Tax Credits To Employers


Apr 16, 2020

Relief For Health And Welfare Plans


​Apr 14, 2020

The CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Update


Apr 8, 2020

Unemployment Benefits: Alabama and CARES Act


Apr 6, 2020

Employee Wellness During COVID-19


Apr 2, 2020

DOT Changes Affecting CDL Drivers and Carriers


Apr 1, 2020

FFCRA Leave: DOL Regs & IRS Tax Credits


Apr 1, 2020

Hacks and Attacks on Rise – Cyber Risk During COVID-19


Mar 30, 2020

CARES Act: Initial Summary Of Newly Approved Stimulus Package


Mar 27, 2020

Quick Reference Tool For Implementing EPSLA / EFMLEA


Mar 25, 2020

DOL Issues Leave Guidance For FFCRA, 4/1 Start Date


Mar 20, 2020

FFCRA: Leave And Health Plan Mandates


Mar 17, 2020

COVID-19: Lay-Offs, WARN Act, Unemployment & FFCRA


Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Employer Considerations


Mar 13, 2020

Group Health Plan Coverage For Coronavirus And Testing


 

Employee Wellness

Caring for your teams during a pandemic includes caring for their wellbeing. Our insights address the most common employee wellness issues that arise in times of crisis, remote work and related environments.

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COVID-19: Employment Law Implications & Response Strategies, presented by attorneys from Maynard Cooper

March 18, 2020

Resources

COVID-19 is a rapidly changing event. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the government organizations who are leading the national coronavirus response and providing breaking news updates and other resources your business will find useful.

Meet Our Experts

Tracy Leeth, JD, CEBS
Senior Consultant - Compliance
Tracy’s spent nearly a decade working in compliance and now provides compliance guidance for our employee benefit clients. She’s worked coast-to-coast in numerous employee benefit analyst roles, including a long sprint for two of the largest brokerage firms in the world.
Tim Rogers
Safety Manager & Loss Control Specialist
Tim ensures our clients’ facilities and safety programs meet or exceed federal standards set by organizations such as OSHA, DOT and EPA. Tim’s expertise includes working with multi-location/state companies including prior executive roles with Community Newspaper Holdings and Bruno’s Supermarkets.
Cindy McCain, RN
Senior Consultant - Wellness
Cindy’s served as Valent Group’s wellness consultant for nearly 10 years. She previously was a corporate health consultant for a large hospital system, working with companies to develop wellness and health programs and brings extensive experience in pharmaceutical sales and marketing.

About Valent Group:

As a division of EBSCO Industries, a privately held global company with more than 5,000 employees, we provide risk consulting for businesses, employer benefit groups and individuals.

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This webpage and its contents are not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice.
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