workers and workplaces across the globe are adapting to the challenges presented by covid-19


SHRM is working to provide our members and the entire business community with the latest tools, resources and information to manage COVID-19 in your workplaces.

Local, State and Federal government are moving at an unprecedented pace to combat COVID-19 and are considering policies that will directly impact HR and the entire business community. The response to COVID-19 is an important reminder of why HR’s voice needs to be heard by policymakers on all matters affecting work, workers and workplaces.

Important COVID-19 Legislative Updates

On April 20th, SHRM sent a letter to Congressional leaders outlining its members’ policy priorities. SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and SHRM Head of Government Affairs, Emily M. Dickens wrote:

“During this public health crisis our members are leading their organizational response to COVID-19 and will continue to shepherd employers and employees through the post pandemic recovery. Therefore as Congress develops additional COVID-19 relief legislation, SHRM urges policymakers to consider the following issues which are important to our members.”

These include:

  • Small Businesses
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Paid Leave
  • Job Share Programs
  • Unemployment Insurance

You can view the full letter here.

SHRM COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

H.R. 6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Additional SHRM Resources:

COVID-19 Higher Education Resources

State COVID-19 Resources Map

To access state-specific COVID-19 information on reopening strategy, unemployment compensation and resources for employers, click on your individual state below:

Upcoming COVID-19 Webcasts

June 8th:
COVID-19: How It’s Impacted the War for Talent

COVID-19 Webcasts Available On-Demand

May 21st:
Back to Work and the Future of Employment (on-demand)

May 20th:
Workforce Management in the Time of COVID-19

May 13th:
How COVID-19 Will Impact the Future of Pregnancy and Family Benefits

Share Your Story

How has COVID-19 and recent policy changes impacted you and your workplace? Complete this survey and we will share your input with policymakers.

During these challenging times, know that SHRM is your partner, and we are prepared to help you manage these new complexities of the workplace.