Important - Some FFCRA exemptions have been called into question through a court case on 8/3/2020. Please read our interim guidance here
Figuring out how to get through the many problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be a challenge for employers now and for the foreseeable future.
There is so much information -- and misinformation -- out there on the subject that deciphering quality guidance from bad advice presents yet another difficulty. And you have less time to deal with these issues right now, not more.
Free Expert HR Guidance
In March of this year, CEDR took an important step in this regard by publishing in-depth HR guidance and resources related to the coronavirus and making it available to the public completely free of charge.
Time and time again, our guidance has proven to be literally months ahead of the advice offered by our competitors. In fact, it seems like some of those other companies have even been waiting for CEDR guidance to come out before publishing their own “insights”!
By May, it became clear that you needed more. And, as emergency relief legislation began winding its way through the House and Senate, we realized that our professional community had a lot of questions that were still going unanswered.
Free Professional Facebook Forum
To that end, we created an HR-focused professional online community for dentists and health care professionals called HR Base Camp.
Membership in that community quickly ballooned to more than 8500 of your peers and colleagues all sharing, crowd-sourcing, and troubleshooting their team management questions privately and discreetly inside the group.
Join now to have your HR questions addressed directly by thousands of your peers as well as CEDR’s HR experts. Membership in the group is free. Click here to join HR Base Camp.
Free HR Software and Documents
The third thing we realized was that everyone was going to need forms, documents, and letters to help them make decisions for their businesses and communicate those decisions to their teams. Many business owners were also in need of a way to electronically store and distribute those forms to their employees and collect digital signatures on them remotely.
It’s for this reason that we opened up free access to our HR Vault software and pre-loaded those accounts with a number of valuable, customizable documents you can use to communicate with your team, announce policy changes, and document your decisions in a way that protects your practice, long-term (those forms can be found inside your HR Vault under the ‘Master Folder’ tab).
Anyone who signs up for their Free HR Vault account during this crisis gets to keep free access to that software for the life of their business, though we can’t say with certainty how long the offer to sign up for free access will remain.
Sign up now, though, and “lifetime use” means exactly that -- free access to that software for you and your business, forever.
It takes less than a minute to get started, and doing so also gives you access to additional upgrade options like automatic PTO & Time Tracking for your entire team and access to our On-Demand HIPAA Training system. You can continue to use the free software indefinitely or upgrade and customize it for your business needs. It’s up to you.
In the end, it is our hope that these resources not only serve to help you get back on your feet, but that they act as a starting block to help you build your business back up better and stronger than it has ever been.
If you get through all of this content and still have questions, or you find that you need something that we aren’t providing for free already, just reach out to let us know and, as always, we’ll do all we can to help you.
Here are some links to some of our most valuable free coronavirus resources:
Software & Community
Sign up for your Free HR Vault Account
Join HR Base Camp
HR Guidance & Insights
How to Handle COVID Exposure in Your Office
How to Reopen Your Business After Coronavirus
Practical Guidance for Employers Handling the Coronavirus
Blogs on Coronavirus Legislation
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Guidance and FAQ
CARES Act: SBA Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program
Unemployment Eligibility Expanded Drastically Under the CARES Act
So, Your Employee Wants to Stay on Unemployment
Timekeeping Has Never Been More Important for Your Business
Remote Work Checklist for Employers