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Human Resources

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training For 2020

The below training is being provided based on the requirements of New York State for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. All employees should watch training parts 1 & 2 (this includes volunteers). All supervisors – anyone that oversees volunteers or staff, all directors, and all trustees – should take the additional training for supervisors. When you have completed all necessary parts of the training you can contact the director of the library you represent. They will tell you how to get your certificate. If you have any questions at all about the training, there is a contact form at the bottom of this page you can fill out and we will respond to you with an answer as soon as possible.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training 2020 Part 1

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training 2020 Part 2: Case Studies

Additional Training For Supervisors For 2020:

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Helpful Links

NYS Department Of Labor Home Page

NYS Department of Labor Sexual Harassment Prevention Page

 

New Policies and Updates

April 2020

Emergency Closing Policy

Communicable Disease Policy

Infectious Disease Control Policy

FLLS Pandemic Continuity Plan

FLLS Temporary Safety Plan

FLLS Temporary Telecommuting Policy

FLLS Re-Opening Plan

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Several government agencies have provided resources to help workers and employers navigate workplace issues related to COVID-19.

USA.gov has general information about what the U.S. government is doing in response to COVID-19.

 

Workplace Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a COVID-19 Webpage to provide information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak.

Wages, Hours and Leave

The Department of Labor (DOL) is providing COVID-19 and the Workplace information including guidance on The Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Here is another FFCRA resource COVID-19: Additional Funds Authorized for Small Business Relief

Telework

While not specific to the coronavirus, the U.S. Department of Commerce has an in-depth Guide to Enterprise Telework, Remote Access and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security, which can help answer security questions for employers regarding telework arrangements.

Group Health Insurance

IRS Notice 2020-15 allows a high-deductible health plan to waive cost-sharing for the testing and treatment of COVID-19 without application of a deductible.

Unemployment Insurance

The DOL’s Employment and Training Administration announced new guidance outlining state flexibilities in administering their unemployment insurance programs to assist Americans affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

NOTE: Check with your state’s unemployment insurance program regarding the rules in your state.

Travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel-related industries.

The World Health Organization (WHO) offers Coronavirus Travel Advice.

The Department of Homeland Security provides Coronavirus News & Updates and information on  Protecting Air Travelers and the American Public.

Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has created What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and the Coronavirus.

Medical Privacy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin to ensure covered entities and their business associates are aware of the ways that patient information may be shared under the HIPAA Privacy Rule in an outbreak of infectious disease or other emergency situation.

Public Health Information

For ongoing U.S. public health information about coronavirus, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus website.

The WHO works worldwide to promote health and has various Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak resources.

Check individual state health department websites for local information.

Taxes

The IRS has established a special section of its website focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus, and specific guidance on the tax credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

The American Institute of CPAs is providing a chart of State Tax Filing Guidance for Coronavirus Pandemic to check on state filing relief efforts.

Business Continuity

The U.S. Small Business Administration has created Guidance for Businesses and Employers to plan and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Legislation

While not a government entity, the National Conference of State Legislators offers Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources to track both state and federal legislative actions related to the outbreak, including state quarantine and isolation statutes.

Free Training

Southern New Hampshire University, in partnership with Guild Education and Penn Foster, is offering free interactive training for frontline workers on how to stay safe while mitigating the spread of COVID-19. These microcredentials are hosted on SNHU’s LRNG platform and take about 15 to 20 minutes per topic to complete.

Safe Work Playbook

An interactive guide for COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response

https://lear.com/safeworkplaybook

CARES Act

As has always been the case, you can apply for unemployment insurance if you have lost your job through no fault of your own.  Additionally, on March 27, 2020, a law was signed that provides additional Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19.

This new law provides:

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA):Extends eligibility to individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for UI benefits (e.g., self-employed workers, independent contractors).
  • Pandemic Unemployment Compensation:An additional $600 per week, on top of regular benefits, to all UI recipients through July 31, 2020.
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation:An additional 13 weeks of UI benefits, beyond the 26 weeks already provided by New York State, for a total of 39 weeks of coverage.

https://dol.ny.gov/coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-cares-act

Additional resources on the CARES Act.

COVID-19: Assistance for Mid-Sized Businesses Under the CARES Act

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

NY State Resources

https://dol.ny.gov/coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-cares-act

https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/ui-covid-faq.pdf

COVID-19 legislation signed by Governor Cuomo enables Paid Family Leave to be used by an eligible employee if they, or their minor dependent child, are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation issued by the state of New York, the Department of Health, local board of health, or any government entity duly authorized to issue such order due to COVID-19.

https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/COVID19

https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/new-york-paid-family-leave-covid-19-faqs

Re-Opening Guidance

Governor Cuomo outlined a phased plan to re-open New York starting with construction and manufacturing, implemented in phases based on regional analysis and determinations.

Guidance on Essential Services In New York State

https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

NY Forward Business Re-Opening Safety Plan Template

https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/NYS_BusinessReopeningSafetyPlanTemplate.pdf

Tompkins County Moving Toward Re-Opening Page

As New York State shares guidelines around a safe and coordinated reopening of communities, the Tompkins County Health Department will update information, FAQs, and local resources here https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/movingforward.

Tompkins County Re-opening Plan 

Tioga County

Tioga County Re-opening Plan

Tioga County Business Re-Opening Checklist

Other Re-Opening Resources

Krogers’ Blueprint for Re-Opening

Bond, Shoeneck, & King Guide for Re-Opening