The Southern Opportunity Fund is now open and accepting loan applications from businesses or nonprofit organizations with fewer than 50 employees that have been impacted by COVID 19.
Wearing a mask has become a uniquely hot-button issue in the U.S., which finds itself in the throes of a coronavirus crisis that appears to be drifting out of control by the day.
However a recent report from Goldman Sachs projects that a lack of a national policy mandating the use of facial coverings throughout the U.S. is delivering an unnecessary hit to the domestic economy
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's mission is to protect human health and the environment. The EPA answers frequent questions about Indoor Air and Coronavirus (COVID-19) and provides HVAC guidance that building and maintenance professionals can follow to help protect from COVID-19?
Members of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers or ASHRAE and other subject matter experts researched and provided responses to frequently asked questions (FAQ), which were submitted by media and other members of the public.
The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers issued guidance for the safe reopening of Georgia's salons and spas.
"I deeply appreciate the work of Kay Kendrick and the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers to prepare guidelines for implementation by Georgia's shops and salons," said Governor Brian Kemp.
To help track the differences across each state and provide the latest guidance and information to America’s employers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched an interactive state map and state guides. The map provides the latest guidelines, timelines, and other critical information for businesses aiming to restart safely and sustainably amid the pandemic, as well as (at the bottom of each state profile) a link to the latest information for employers in that state.
May is mental health awareness month and now more than ever, it is crucial that businesses look for ways to support employees’ mental wellness. Work-related stress is skyrocketing and employers are feeling it, too. As workplace stress increases, so do other things — like health care costs, absenteeism, and turnover rates. In this conversation, industry experts will discuss the growing negative impact of stress and explore the importance of resilience training and healthy workforce strategies. The complimentary virtual event is brought to you in partnership with Kaiser Permanente.
TUESDAY MAY 19, 2020 | 1:00 P.M. 2:00 P.M.
COMPLIMENTARY VIRTUAL EVENT
Speaker: Nicole Z Stelter, PhD, LMFT, CCTP, EAS-C
April 22 - Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Labor are partnering to ensure Georgians understand their unemployment options as the state begins the safe reopening of businesses. Governor Kemp announced plans Monday to safely and incrementally reopen sectors of the economy, and today, Labor Commissioner Mark Butler encouraged employers to work with employees to determine a successful return to work plan.
Questionnaire for sample screening questions to ask employees upon return to work and on a regular basis moving forward.
If you are an independent contractor or self-employed, you may be eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans/grants, SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and/or Unemployment Compensation for losses of income related to the coronavirus pandemic.
A step-by-step guide to help your company reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed as restrictions lift across the country.
Everything you need to reopen your business and get back to work.
Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created by the CARES Act, loans may be forgiven if borrowers use the proceeds to maintain their payrolls and pay other specified expenses.
Here's are a couple of posters that provide clear and concise employer-focused summaries of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) and The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
24-Hour Coronavirus, Substance Abuse, Crisis Related Support
The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling.
For many employers, managing a remote workforce is uncharted territory. This white paper provides best practices and policies you may want to implement to ensure productivity and engagement remain for your workforce.
MCDONOUGH, GEORGIA – At a Special Called Meeting held on Monday, March 30, 2020, Mayor and Council approved a Resolution to create a loan program designed to benefit local businesses located within City limits.
The Resolution provides that the City of McDonough will transfer $150,000 from the general fund to the Downtown Development Authority, which will be responsible for managing the program.
ATLANTA - The coronavirus pandemic is putting an unprecedented demand on unemployment compensation from Georgians thrown out of work.
The state Department of Labor processed 12,140 initial unemployment claims during the week of March 15 through March 21, more than double the previous week’s 5,545 claims.
Georgia businesses are now eligible for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance.