Below is a quick summary of guidance materials the U.S. Department of Labor released in the past week:
§ ETA Updated Guidance related to the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program
o The updated Unemployment Insurance Program Letter addresses frequently asked questions regarding administration of the FPUC.
§ ETA Updated Guidance related to the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program
o The updated Unemployment Insurance Program Letter addresses frequently asked questions regarding administration of the PEUC.
§ ETA Guidance regarding CARES Act Program Integrity
o The new Unemployment Insurance Program Letter outlines targeted guidance for protecting against fraud and abuse in the following programs:
§ Regular state unemployment compensation
§ Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation
§ Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
§ Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation
§ ETA Announcement of Short-Time Compensation Grant Funding
o DOL announced the availability of $100 million in grant funding for states to implement or improve administration of Short-Time Compensation programs.
§ OSHA Alert for Dental Practitioners During COVID-19
o The OSHA alert lists safety tips employers can follow to help protect dental industry workers from exposure to the coronavirus.
§ OSHA Alert for protecting workers in the following industries:
o Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Facilities