The COVID-19 (the coronavirus disease) pandemic and related efforts to manage its spread has significant impacts to employees, their families and companies. The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University can help connect your business to the resources and experts related to workforce issues to help you work through these challenges.
Below are some resources to assist you manage and support your workforce and business:
CIRAS Checklists & Guides
Supporting an Effective Telecommuting Workforce
Guide to Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Understanding Employer Paid Leave Requirements Under FFCRA, Presentation by CIRAS
COVID Update Roundtable with Kelsey Knowles, Attorney at Belin McCormick, Webinar Content by CIRAS
Reference & Information Sources
- File a Claim for Unemployment Insurance Benefits
- List of temporary employment opportunities
- CARES Act FAQs
- Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions
If your business is impacted by COVID-19, CIRAS can provide no-cost assistance to help you understand your next steps. CIRAS has an emergency response team in place to help guide you through the recovery process. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours.