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SHRM ADvocacy actions on 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.
H.R. 6074 – Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act signed into law.
SHRM sent a letter to Republican & Democratic Senate Leaders on consideration of H.R. 6201
H.R. 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act signed into law
SHRM sent a letter to the leaders of DHS, USCIS, ICE asking for relief for employers on COVID-19 related to I-9 verification and visa issues.
SHRM publishes analysis of the FFRCA
SHRM sent a letter to Republican & Democratic Senate leaders to include the allowance of employer-sponsored high deductible health plans coupled with an HAS to cover telehealth services amid COVID-19 outbreak
H.R. 748 – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) passed into law
SHRM and 165 national groups sent a letter to lawmakers on Capitol Hill requesting quick congressional action to further fund the Paycheck Protection Program.
SHRM sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service, requesting for clarification and relief on COVID-19 Related Issues regarding Employer-Sponsored Welfare Plans.
SHRM sent a letter to lawmakers on Capitol Hill requesting that as Congress continues to develop additional COVID-19 relief legislation, that they consider the impact on small businesses, health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, paid-leave, job share programs, and unemployment insurance.
SHRM Chapters and State Councils, like many nonprofit organizations, are experiencing severe financial hardships due to COVID-19. It is important to preserve these organizations’ ability to provide critical services to help HR professionals in every state navigate the current and post-COVID-19 environment.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) extends financial assistance to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). However, 501(c)(6) organizations are not eligible to participate in the PPP although they are equally impacted by COVID-19. Without congressional support, the financial viability of these organizations is at risk.
Congress is expected to consider future COVID-19 emergency assistance legislation in May. It is likely that lawmakers could amend the CARES Act and expand eligibility requirements for the PPP program at that time. SHRM is advocating for all nonprofits, including 501(c)(6) organizations such as SHRM Chapters and State Councils, be included in emergency assistance legislation.
SHRM encourages Congress to support the inclusion of all nonprofit organizations in any emergency relief legislation. Nonprofit organizations, like SHRM Chapters and State Councils, provide important services to their communities. Absent congressional action, small businesses and nonprofits will be forced to discontinue their services and reduce or eliminate employment.
If you have questions regarding this advocacy action or SHRM’s position on the Paycheck Protection Program, please contact Bailey Yeager at Bailey.Yeager@shrm.org.
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