UPDATE: On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court blocked OSHA from enforcing the "vaccine or test" Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for employers with 100 or more employees, and on January 25, the Department of Labor withdrew this rule. Without a federal standard, employers remain subject to a range of state and local laws that vary widely.
COVID-19 – Q & A Specific to Staffing from Seyfarth Shaw LLP about client and candidate procedures and communications
Model Practices to Keep Workers Safe
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
COVID-19 - Adjusting Drug Testing Protocols
EEOC Guidance: What You Should Know about the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19
Department of Labor Guidance: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
(Note: DOL continues to update these implementation regulations without notice)
Health Action Alliance - Employer resources to promote COVID-19 prevention and encourage workers to get vaccinated (e.g., sample vaccination policy, sample messaging language, and guides for responding to requests for medical and religious exemptions)
COVID-19 Information and Resources for Staffing Companies - American Staffing Association
Sample Letter to Employer Clients – American Staffing Association
Sample Letter to Employees – American Staffing Association
Employee Retention Tax Credits
The COVID Relief Bill signed in December 2020 extended refundable payroll tax credits for nonprofits and for-profit businesses, retroactively expanded eligibility to entities that received PPP loans, and significantly increased the reimbursement cap per employee. Contact Rebekah Nuss at Synergi Partners for a no-obligation consultation to evaluate your eligibility for this credit. Should you then engage them to process this credit, Synergi charges a 12% contingency fee of the final credit amount delivered.
Synergi Partners Fact Sheet - Employee Retention Tax Credits
Businesses and nonprofits of any size can defer payment of the employer portion (6.2%) of 2020 Social Security payroll taxes, with the exception of entities that receive loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program. Half of employers' 2020 Social Security payroll taxes is due on December 31, 2021, and half is due on December 31, 2022.
IRS FAQs: Deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020