Our Response to COVID- 19
On Tuesday Governor Polis declared a state of emergency for Colorado in response to COVID-19, with the federal government declaring not long after. As a direct result, this is impacting our employers and businesses all over the United States. We wanted to address a couple of items that may impact your businesses.
First, there is an executive order in place that includes the Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay Rules, also known as “Colorado HELP” 7 CCR 1103-10. This ruling requires up to four days of paid sick leave for employees being tested for Coronavirus COVID-19 in select industries which include: Leisure and hospitality; food services; child care; education, including transportation, food service, and related work at educational establishments; home health if working with elderly, disabled, ill or otherwise high-risk individuals and; nursing homes and community living facilities.
The requirement is not on top of sick leave an employer already provides and does not cover wage replacement should an employee test positive and require quarantine resulting in lost work time and wages.
Workers are covered regardless of pay rate or method (hourly, weekly, piece rate, etc.); the daily pay during leave is either their established daily rate or if their pay fluctuates the average.
Second, we will continue to offer our services until it becomes unsafe for our staff to be present in our office. At such time we will then address remote services and support.
If you, as our valued client, have any questions regarding this impact please feel free to reach out and let us know. We are here to help!
Your JFS Team!
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