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Congress has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed

A new federal law will provide paid leave to employees who miss work for certain coronavirus-related reasons. As we wait on guidance and interpretation from the Department of Labor, employers can use the following to prepare. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), which was signed into law on March 18, will provide paid emergency family leave in limited circumstances, as well as paid sick leave for people affected by COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

No matter the reason for an employee’s separation, it can be draining for managers, HR and the departing individual’s team – with emotionally charged conversations, questions or frustrations from the team. Additionally, lapsed productivity and the logistical challenges of finding a replacement add hours of workload and stress across the company.

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