Start Date: October 15, 2020
End Date: October 15, 2020
Times: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
County/Sponsor: Maryland SBDC
Cost: Free of Charge-Registration Required
Contact Information: Diane McFarland
This session will provide information to employers, economic development and workforce partners who have employees transitioning back to work after
being closed due to COVID-19.
The agenda is as follows:
Work Sharing Program
Work Sharing provides an alternative to layoffs for employers faced with a temporary, non-cyclical decline in business due to lower economic activity. Work Sharing avoids layoffs by preserving jobs for current employees, and in the context of reopening businesses closed by COVID-19, it can also serve as a means of bringing back temporarily laid-off employees.
Returning to Work
In normal times, the intent of the unemployment insurance program is to assist people during periods of unemployment when suitable work is not available. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor encourages flexibility to effectively comply with government social distancing recommendations and to mitigate the spread of the virus. In response, the Department of Unemployment Insurance enacted emergency regulations, which, among other things, altered the definition of suitable work. The regulations, which are effective from March 16 to June 14, 2020, state at 403 CMR 22.05:
Let the dedicated professionals at Maryland’s American Job Centers help you find the job or the employee you want. Maryland's American Job Centers are located in each of Maryland's counties and Baltimore City. Job seekers and businesses will find Maryland American Job Centers to be leaders in using state-of-the-art technologies to match people with jobs and jobs with people.
Presenter, Jan Walker
Small Business State Outreach Director
Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance
Department of Labor