Employer Resources

Employers face complex issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has created a myriad of operational and legal issues for employers seeking to prioritize employee health and wellness while continuing to meet business and customer needs. Our attorneys are following the guidance from local and federal agencies closely, and will continue to update our resources list to include practical, timely resources for employers. To discuss your particular legal needs, reach out to your primary contact at Lewis Rice or a member of our COVID-19 Task Force

Employer Resource Library 

Labor & Employment 

8.24.21 | OSHA’s New Guidance Regarding Indoor Mask Wearing, COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates, Regular Testing of Unvaccinated Workers, and More

6.04.21 | EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on COVID Vaccination Policies

5.26.21 | The Changing Workplace Following the Latest CDC Mask Guidance

3.26.21 | COVID-19 Rescue Plan Act Expands Paid Leave Availability but Does Not Revive Employer Mandates

1.06.21 | COVID-19 Vaccinations: Considerations for Employers

9.15.20 | Revised DOL Rule Means More Health Care Workers Are Eligible for Paid Coronavirus-Related Leave

7.02.20 | St. Louis City and County Issue Orders Requiring Face Coverings

6.29.20 | St. Louis County Updates Re-Opening Orders and Issues New Guidelines

6.12.20 | Local Public Health Orders to Continue Limiting Business Activities after Missouri’s Statewide Restrictions End on June 16, 2020

6.03.20 | St. Louis County Amends Guidelines and Re-Opening Orders in Effort to Further Ease Restrictions on Individuals and Businesses

5.13.20 | Central Issues with Re-Opening Orders for City and County of St. Louis for Employers to Consider

5.08.20 | Webinar recording | Reopening During COVID-19: Questions Employers Must Consider before Bringing Employees Back to Work

5.01.20 | Reopening During COVID-19: Questions Employers Must Consider before Bringing Employees Back To Work

4.06.20 | Department of Labor Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Takeaways Part Two

4.03.20 | Department of Labor Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Takeaways Part One

3.18.20 | Coronavirus Response Act – What Employers Need to Know

3.17.20 | Interview, KMOX | Coronavirus Advice from Doctors and Professors in Law

3.10.20 |  Coronavirus Toolkit for Employers

Business & Corporate Finance 

12.30.20 | PPP Round 2: Newly-Authorized Initial and Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Other Changes Benefit Borrowers

10.05.20 | SBA Issues New Procedures and Requirements for M&A Transactions Involving PPP Loans

8.25.20 | SBA Issues New PPP Rule on Owner-Employee Compensation and Nonpayroll Costs

8.05.20 | New FAQs on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Issued

6.18.20 | New Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Applications and Interim Final Rule Issued

6.04.20 | The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Makes Significant Changes to the PPP

5.26.20 | Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Review Procedures: What Borrowers and Lenders Need to Know

5.26.20 | Interim Final Rule on Forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans Issued

5.18.20 | Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application Issued – How Borrowers Ask for Forgiveness

5.13.20 | Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQ Updated with Guidance on Necessity Certification and Eligibility

4.23.20 | Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQ Updated to Address Certification Liability – Applicants and Borrowers Should Beware

4.15.20 | SBA Paycheck Protection Program Rule: Guidance for Self-Employed Individuals

4.09.20 | Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Independent Contractors

4.07.20 | SBA Paycheck Protection Program Frequently Asked Questions Updated to Address Key Issues

4.03.20 | SBA Paycheck Protection Program Rule Issued: What Lenders Need to Know

4.03.20 | SBA Paycheck Protection Program Rule Issued: What Borrowers Need to Know

4.01.20 | Treasury Department Issues Initial Guidance on SBA Paycheck Protection Program

3.26.20 | The SBA Paycheck Protection Loan Program

3.24.20 | COVID-19 and the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program


12.28.20 | Key Tax Benefits in the New $900 Billion COVID-19 Relief Bill

11.24.20 | Buyers May Be Eligible for the Employee Retention Credit Even If They Acquire Equity or Assets of PPP Loan Borrowers

11.24.20 | Additional IRS Guidance on Business Expenses Funded by Paycheck Protection Program Loans

9.01.20 | IRS Notice 2020-65 Provides Limited Guidance on Presidential Memorandum Permitting Payroll Tax Deferra

8.14.20 | Presidential Memorandum Permits Payroll Tax Deferral, But Many Questions Remain

5.27.20 | Key Guidance on Claiming the Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act

4.15.20 | IRS Gives Taxpayers 3-Month Extension to Make Tax Payments and File Tax Returns

4.10.20 | New Tax Credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Pension & Employee Benefits

4.13.21 | Model COBRA Notices Under the American Rescue Plan Act

3.23.21 | Temporary COBRA Changes Under the American Rescue Plan Act

5.22.20 | New Regulatory Guidance for Benefits Plans in Light of COVID-19

3.27.20 | New Benefits Rules for Retirement and Welfare Plans in Response to the Coronavirus


7.08.20 | Foreign Students and Remote Learning: What Universities and Schools Need to Know Now

6.23.20 | Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Certain Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Workers

Additional Resources

St. Louis County Department of Public Health | St. Louis County’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) Safer At Home Order

St. Louis County Department of Public Health | St. Louis County’s Second Amended Order Requiring Members of the Public and Employees to Wear Face Coverings

St. Louis County Department of Public Health | St. Louis County’s Third Amended Quarantine and Isolation Order

City of St. Louis Department of Health | City of St. Louis Health Commissioner’s Order No. 15

Department of Labor | Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

Department of Labor | Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions

Department of Labor | Employee Rights Poster 

OSHA | COVID-19 Hazard Recognition

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Businesses and Workplaces: Plan, Prepare, and Respond

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

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