AGC of Washington is working with Amy Robinson, human resources attorney with Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, to provide you with the latest information on unemployment insurance, paid sick leave and paid family leave as they pertain to COVID-19. Click here to read Amy’s article on the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and the two emergency-leave entitlements.
Want to submit a human-resources question involving COVID-19? Submit it to AGC’s Director of Labor Relations, Andrew Ledbetter.
C-19 vaccination FAQs for construction employers
AGC of Washington has formed a taskforce to develop an FAQ document addressing commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination. Our goal is to help AGC member companies make informed decisions when considering their options. This document in no way endorses a particular vaccine policy or mandate, as we believe our members are free to determine what works best for their own companies. Rather, we hope it proves helpful in answering questions that you may have, and highlights the complexities of these issues.
Before taking any formal corporate position, policy or mandate on vaccination, the taskforce strongly recommends that you consult with legal counsel, and this document should not be considered legal advice.Click here to read the FAQ. Contact Michele Willms if you have any questions.
If you’re affected by COVID-19, Employment Security has programs that may be able to help. ESD adopted emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses. Click here.
New federal paid sick & family-leave info
For info on new requirements to offer emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020: Click here for an employer fact sheet; click here for an employee fact sheet; click here for a Q&A. Also, US DOL released this FFCRA poster which outlines details of the new, temporary, paid sick and family medical leave programs.
Join AGC of Washington’s Human Resource Best-Practices Forum
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State paid sick leave and COVID-19: L&I answers questions
L&I prepared this Q&A page regarding the state’s paid sick leave and its applications to various scenarios, such as the close of a business by public officials, if a child’s school or childcare center is closed, whether or not an employer can require an employee to leave if they believe the employee has been exposed to the virus, and more.