WCI is pleased to provide you with instructional resources that can help you deal more effectively with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Creating a Safe Work Environment
This video describes ways to keep employees safe in the workplace through masking, temperature checks, distancing, cleaning, and testing. It was produced for us by AdventHealth Hendersonville, and made available as a public service. Length 9:34
Recommended Personnel Screening Station
This video demonstrates the use of materials commonly used in a workplace screening station. It was produced for us by AdventHealth Hendersonville, and made available as a public service. Length 6:52
Unemployment Updates 4/10/2020
Lockhart Taylor of the NC Division of Employment Security has given WCI a thorough update on the unemployment situation in North Carolina. Each of these two videos have built-in chapters, corresponding to specific questions, for easy navigation. You can access the questions using either (a) the chapter points on the video timeline, or (b) the chapter menu on the right side of the video timeline. The questions are listed below each video.
Part 1 Questions
1. (9:00 mark) Would employees who have attached claims that run out after 6 weeks qualify for the additional $600 in federal funds
2. (12:12 mark) Do employers need to respond to the unemployment claims? I am being told there is no COVID-19 selection for employers.
3. (14:03 mark) How can employers calculate the NC unemployment amount employees will receive?
4. (15:14 mark) Are employees on work visas eligible to receive unemployment benefits?
5. (16:23 mark) Are self-employed individuals eligible to receive unemployment benefits?
6. (18:31 mark) WARN Act exceptions - how this does impact?
Part 2 Questions
7. (00:00 mark) Will employers have to pay out PTO and vacation first under COVID-19 temporary layoff before receiving unemployment benefits?
8. (01:50 mark) Can employees receive unemployment benefits when working one week on and one week off due to COVID-19? Or would this be attached worker requiring the employer to fund the claims?
9. (04:09 mark) If you have an employee that is drawing Social Security and over 66 years old, will that person be eligible for unemployment if they have been working 40 hours a week?
10. (05:07 mark) What further information will help us understand the stimulus unemployment benefit?
11. (12:04 mark) Advise on the difficulty of actually filing a claim (system is bogged down). Phone wait times are in excess of 45 minutes. Are there any alternate contact methods?
12. (16:49 mark) Do employers need to respond only to the initial claim and NOT the weekly recertification?
13. (18:25 mark) What is the qualification for reduced hours?
14. (21:09 mark) What is the qualification for an exempt employee experiencing a reduction in pay but not in hours?
15. (22:12 mark) When an employee lives in another state and works in NC, in which state do they file their unemployment claim? Does the employer pay unemployment in the state the employee resides or in NC?
16. (23:03 mark) What do we need to know as employers to navigate unemployment in North Carolina?
Loan Options Under the CARES Act
Attorney Beth Lane explains the loan options of the CARES Act, working through the calculations of both the loan and forgiveness amounts, and using examples. Even if you've already applied through the Paycheck Protection Program, this legal information will help you understand and navigate your PPP loan over the next several months. The programs addressed are marked on the video timeline and menu.
COVID-19 Update 4/6/2020
This video features employment attorney Sabrina Presnell Rockoff of McGuire Wood & Bissette law firm. Sabrina explains the updated regulations for the FFCRA. Keep in mind that in this season of rapid change, these employment regulations are evolving as well and are subject to change. For all coronavirus resources for employers, see our COVID-19 Resources page.
COVID-19 Update 3/23/2020
This video features employment attorney Sabrina Presnell Rockoff of McGuire Wood & Bissette law firm. Sabrina explains the changes to FMLA as a result of the HR6201 signed into law. Keep in mind that in this season of rapid change, these employment regulations are evolving as well and are subject to change. Length 23:41
This short video was produced prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but provides basic recommendations on what employers can do to limit the risks of Coronavirus and other forms of influenza. Length 4:30
More Training Videos
We have produced many more training videos for our members' benefit, at no charge. To view any or all of them, login to our Member Area and select "Training Videos" from the sub-menu.