Benefits and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Should Know

New Jersey has among the most comprehensive Earned Sick Leave, Temporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance laws in the country, which cover all employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal. That said, variables affect eligibility as well as the applicable benefit or protection. The Labor Department examines cases on an individual basis, and makes eligibility determinations in accordance with the law. Click here for an outline of the scenarios for state benefits and protections.


   

Resources & Guidelines for Business

The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to ensure we are all adequately prepared to protect Americans at home and abroad.

All employers should be implementing strategies to protect their workforce from the coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations. Download these guides created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which are based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to learn more about how employers and employees can prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus.


   

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) plans to assist small business owners who have suffered economic hardship as a result of the coronavirus. The emergency funding package passed by Congress declared coronavirus a federal disaster under the Small Business Act and included approximately $7 billion for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to small business owners. The availability of these loans is contingent upon a request for assistance received from each state’s Governor. Upon a request received, SBA will issue under its own authority an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration. That declaration will then make Disaster Loans available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations experiencing hardship. SBA’s full guidance for Small Businesses and Employers can be found here. For more information on the process of accessing Disaster Loans, click here.