COVID-19 Small Business Resource Center

State and Local Guidance

Updated: September 16, 2020*

Federal, state, and local agencies have begun releasing guidance on how paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, and other employment requirements apply to COVID-19. Links to this guidance are provided below. We will be updating this page as additional guidance is made available. Given that this is an evolving situation, it's best to check your state or local Department of Health website for up-to-date information.

Guidance

Jurisdiction

Summary

Federal

DOL: Guidance covers the Family and Medical Leave Act, workplace safety, wage and hour law, and unemployment insurance.

DOL: Guidance covers Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification.

DOL: Guidance covers Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act notices and FAQs.

DOL: Guidance covers wage and hour laws, unemployment insurance, and paid sick leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

DOL: Guidance covers paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

EEOC: Guidance covers the Americans with Disabilities Act and COVID-19.

EEOC: Guidance covers EEO-1 data collection.

ICE: Guidance covers extended I-9 requirements for COVID-19 related purposes.

IRS: Guidance covers tax credits for qualified sick leave wages under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

IRS: Guidance covers the deferral of employer Social Security taxes under the CARES Act.

IRS: Guidance covers employee retention credit for employers with closed businesses due to COVID-19.

IRS: Guidance covers frequently asked questions on tax credits for paid leave.

OSHA: Guidance covers workplace safety.

SBA: Guidance covers the Paycheck Protection Program.

SBA: Guidance covers the first Paycheck Protection Program interim rule on loan forgiveness.

SBA: Guidance covers the second Paycheck Protection Program interim rule on loan procedures.

 

Alabama

ADOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

DOL: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

Alaska

DETS: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

DOLWD: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Arizona

DES: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

DOA: Guidance covers paid leave.

Arkansas

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

AWCC: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

California

Cal/OSHA: Guidance covers protecting workers from COVID-19.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

LWDA: Guidance covers paid family leave, paid sick leave, and unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers paid leave.

San Francisco, CA

OLSE: Guidance clarifies that employees can use their available paid sick leave under the city's paid sick leave ordinance for COVID-19 related purposes.

City: Guidance covers public health emergency leave.

City: Guidance covers public health emergency leave poster.

Long Beach, CA

City: Guidance covers paid sick leave.

Los Angeles, CA

City: Guidance covers emergency paid sick leave.

   

Colorado

State: Guidance covers wage and hour laws.

CDLE: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers wage and hour laws.

Connecticut

DOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance, paid sick leave, wage and hour law, and family and medical leave.

DOL: Guidance covers unemployment assistance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Delaware

DOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

DPH: Guidance covers protecting workers from COVID-19.

District of Columbia

DOES: Guidance covers paid sick leave, workers' compensation, and unemployment insurance.

DOES: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Office of The Mayor: Guidance covers declaration-of-emergency leave.

Florida

DEO: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Georgia

DOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

SBWC: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Hawaii

DLIR: Guidance covers unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, wage and hour laws, and worker safety.

State: Guidance covers unemployment assistance.

Idaho

IDOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Illinois

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

State: Guidance covers wage and hour laws for employee wage garnishments.

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Chicago, IL

City: Guidance covers paid sick leave.

Indiana

DWD: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

WCB: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Iowa

IWD: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

IWD: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Kansas

KDOL: Guidance covers workplace safety, unemployment insurance, and wage and hour laws.

KDOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Kentucky

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

KCC: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

Labor Cabinet: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Louisiana

LWC: Guidance covers unemployment assistance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

LWC: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Maine

MDOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

MDOL: Guidance covers family medical leave, sick leave, and workers' compensation.

Maryland

DLLR: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

WCC: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Massachusetts

State: Guidance covers wage and hour laws, sick leave, and unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

State: Guidance covers wage and hour laws for employees working remotely during COVID-19.

Michigan

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers paid leave.

DOT: Guidance covers employees who are exempt from City income tax through telework.

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Minnesota

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

DLI: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

State: Guidance covers frequently asked questions on wage and hour laws for employees working remotely during COVID-19.

Duluth, MN

City: Guidance clarifies use of leave under the city's paid sick leave ordinance for COVID-19 related purposes.

Minneapolis, MN

City: Guidance clarifies use of leave under the city's paid sick leave ordinance for COVID-19 related purposes.

St. Paul

City: Guidance clarifies use of leave under the city's paid sick leave ordinance for COVID-19 related purposes.

Mississippi

MDES: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Missouri

DOLIR: Guidance covers workers' compensation and unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers employee return to work refusal.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

Montana

DLI: Guidance covers accrued leave and wage and hour laws.

DLI: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

DLI: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

Nebraska

DOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

Nevada

State: Guidance covers the PPP, leave, and COVID-19 bulletins.

DETR: Guidance covers unemployment insurance and pandemic unemployment assistance.

New Hampshire

NHES: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

New Jersey

NJDOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance and CARES Act.

NJDOL: Guidance covers paid sick leave and family leave insurance.

NJDOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

NJDOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance for independent contractors.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

NJDOL: Guidance covers scenarios and benefits available for workers' compensation, FMLA, federal paid sick leave, New Jersey earned sick leave, unemployment insurance, and family leave insurance.

New Jersey Treasury: Guidance covers wage and hour laws.

State: Guidance covers wage and hour laws and workplace safety.

New Mexico

DWS: Guidance covers unemployment insurance and pandemic unemployment assistance.

WCA: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

New York

State: Guidance clarifies that employees can use their available paid sick and/or paid family leave under state or local law.

State: Guidance covers paid sick leave.

State: Guidance covers paid sick leave for health care workers.

WCB: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

State: Guidance clarifies businesses' workers' compensation and unemployment insurance protections.

OAG: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

New York City

DCA: Guidance clarifies that employees can use their available paid sick and/or paid family leave under state or local law.

DCWP: Guidance covers wage and hour laws and paid sick and safe leave laws.

City: Guidance covers Paid Sick Leave FAQs related to COVID-19.

Westchester County, NY

County: Guidance clarifies that employees can use their available paid sick and/or paid family leave under state or local law for COVID-19 related purposes.

North Carolina

DES: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

OSHR: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

North Dakota

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Department of Commerce: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Department of Commerce: Guidance covers paid leave and wage laws.

Ohio

JFS: Guidance covers unemployment insurance and pandemic unemployment assistance.

BWC: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Oklahoma

OESC: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

WCC: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Oregon

BOLI: Guidance covers wage and hour law, sick leave, family leave and unemployment leave for COVID-19 related purposes.

BOLI: Guidance covers leave under the Oregon Family Leave Act.

BOLI: Guidance covers wage and hour law.

DOJ: Guidance covers wage and hour laws.

OED: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

OED: Guidance covers additional guidance on unemployment insurance and the CARES Act.

Pennsylvania

DLI: Guidance covers unemployment insurance and workers' compensation.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

Philadelphia, PA

City: Guidance covers paid sick leave and the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.

City: Guidance covers wage taxes for non-resident employees.

Rhode Island

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

Rhode Island Judiciary: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

South Carolina

DEW: Guidance covers workers' compensation, paid sick leave, and unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers wage and hour laws.

South Dakota

DLR: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

DLR: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

Tennessee

LWD: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

Texas

TWC: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

TDI: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Dallas, TX

City: Guidance covers paid sick leave.

Utah

DWS: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

Vermont

VDOL: Guidance covers paid sick leave.

VDOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Virginia

VEC: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

State: Guidance covers safety standards.

VWC: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Washington

ESD: Guidance covers paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave.

ESD: Guidance covers unemployment insurance and pandemic unemployment assistance.

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation and wage and hour laws.

State: Guidance covers wage and hour laws for employee wage garnishments during COVID-19.

Seattle

City: Guidance covers paid sick leave.

West Virginia

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Wisconsin

DWD: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

DWD: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Wyoming

DWS: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers pandemic unemployment assistance.

DWS: Guidance covers workers' compensation.