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Last updated: December 29, 2020  2:30 p.m.

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (E-FMLEA) is a part of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). 

Read the Davis Brown Law Firm blog on this topic to learn about questions and policies relating to the return of the school year. 

As of 12/29/2020: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was not explicitly extended by the bill, and so employers are no longer required to provide federal FFCRA leave past Dec. 31, 2020. There is, as alluded to earlier, a provision in the bill that pertains to FFCRA which provides that employers who voluntarily choose to continue to provide leave in line with FFCRA terms can continue to receive a federal tax credit for leave through March 31, 2021.

Last updated: March 23, 2020  10:00 a.m.

Guidelines for Employees

Protect your employees from COVID-19 by implementing these best practices: 

  • Stay home when sick

  • Wash hands often

  • Practice social distancing when possible

  • Sanitize workstations frequently

  • Consider wearing gloves when handling cash 

Employees should stay home if they are not feeling well. They should also self-quarantine at home if an immediate family member is not feeling well or has been exposed to COVID-19. The new Families First Act provides guidance on expansion of FMLA.

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Last updated: April 6, 2020  12:30 p.m.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The act includes provisions relating to items such as family food aid, PPE, extended FMLA and paid leave requirements.

Read more (Davis Brown Law Firm)

FAQs from the Department of Labor

Resources from Davis Brown Law Firm:

Job Site Employee Screening

Employee Temperature Certification

Employee Health Certification

FFCRA Model Request Form

FFCRA Model Policy

Last updated: April 29, 2020  2:30 p.m.

Iowa Workforce Development

Last updated: March 23, 2020  10:00 a.m.

Department of Labor

The Department of Labor has many resources available to assist with difficult employee-related decisions during this time. Here are some resources that may be helpful.

Last updated: March 18, 2020  10:00 a.m.

Davis Brown Law Firm

Davis Brown Law Firm has a COVID-19 website with employment related resources.

You can also read the latest information on the Coronavirus in the Workplace blog.

Last updated: April 21, 2020  10:30 a.m.

Steps if Employee Tests Positive or has Been Exposed to COVID-19

If your credit union has an employee test positive for COVID-19, you must take action to quickly notify staff, your members and media. Above all, you must maintain the anonymity of the employee.


Steps if an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 or There has Been an Employee Exposure

Sample communications can be found here.

Last updated: March 23 2020  4:00 p.m.

Unemployment Tax Extension

Governor Reynolds announced that first quarter tax payments due 4/30 will be delayed to 7/31. Eligible employers include those with 50 or fewer employees.

For an employer who elects to take advantage of the extension, please contact the Unemployment Insurance Tax division at either 1-888-848-7442 or by sending an email to Q1tax@iwd.iowa.gov.

Last updated: April 30, 2020  12:00 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked credit union questions by visiting the FAQs section of this website, where you can search for content by using the magnifying glass icon on the right side of the page.

If you have a question that you haven't found an answer for, email covid@iowacreditunions.com and the ICUL team will help connect you with relevant resources!

This situation, including the response by the state and federal government, continues to change rapidly. The content is based on information known at the time of posting and may not have yet been updated at the time you view it, so we strongly recommend that you regularly check the resources sent out. Content provided by ICUL is for educational and informational purposes only and is not legal services, legal advice or in any way establishes an attorney-client relationship. Readers should consult an attorney to understand how this content relates to their individual situation.

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