Category Archives: covid

EEOC Vaccination Guidance

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, many employers are asking if they can require employees to get vaccinated, and what they can do if workers refuse. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) weighed in today with new guidance (see Section K) that answers some workplace vaccination questions. Employers may encourage or possibly require COVID-19 vaccinations, but…
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Rural Relief Small Business Grants

LISC is inviting small business owners in rural locations across the country to apply for the LISC-Lowe's Rural Relief Small Business Grants program. The next grant application period opens is January 26 - February 2. Only small businesses located in rural communities are eligible at this time. Rural communities are defined as having a population…
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Federal Benefit Program Guidance

Iowa Workforce Development provides guidance on recently authorized federal benefits programs On Dec. 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021, reauthorizing and extending the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program. The CAA also created…
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Vaccine Information for Businesses

The Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Economic Development Authority have compiled information for businesses regarding COVID-19 vaccines. A webinar "COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Business, Industry, and Agriculture" will take place from 2:30-4PM on Friday, January 8. This event can be attended through the link in any web browser If you already…
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