We understand you have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. Please use this page to find carrier updates, legislative news and more as they become available to our team!
Disclaimer: Nothing included on this page is intended to be specific tax or legal advice. Future regulations and guidance may change information included on this page as this is an evolving situation. This is provided for illustrative purposes only and we recommend you consult with your legal or tax specialist for information related to your specific situation. Issues related to employers with multiemployer bargaining agreements, government employers, and the impact of Families First Coronavirus Act with other state mandated paid leave laws should be reviewed with counsel or your tax specialist.
As the business community adjusts day-to-day operations in response to COVID-19, we must balance the need to maintain our region’s economy with the protection of our community’s health.
The FFCRA helps the United States combat the workplace effects of COVID-19 by reimbursing American private employers that have fewer than 500 employees with tax credits for the cost of providing employees with paid leave taken for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The law enables employers to keep their workers on their payrolls, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus. The Department’s Wage and Hour Division administers the paid leave portions of the FFCRA.
Virginia Adopts First-in-the-Nation Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19 Pandemic: In the absence of federal guidelines, newly adopted workplace safety rules will help protect Virginia workers from the spread of COVID-19