Guidance for Employers: Plan and Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The following guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including the coronavirus, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of the coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Resource for Employers: Arkansas Sales and Use Tax Portal
Resource for Employers: Essential Critical Workforce Guidelines
Resource for Employers: Department of Labor Fact Sheets regarding FMLA
Resource for Employers: Department of Labor Workplace Posters
Resource for Employees: Unemployment Insurance
If you become separated from employment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may file an unemployment insurance claim immediately through the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services (DWS). New laws have streamlined this process for employees furloughed or laid off to wave the waiting period for unemployment filing as well as other restrictions that normally apply.
To file your claim online, visit the DWS EZARC page: dws.arkansas.gov/unemployment/ezarc/
Or call, 1-855-225-4440, 501-682-2121
For more information, visit the DWS website: dws.arkansas.gov/unemployment
Resources for Employees:
The Endeavor Foundation's Hark Organization dedicated to connecting people to vital community resources, including the Catalyst Fund financial assistance program. You can learn more about these resources here:
For employees needing access to health insurance during this time, please visit www.healthcare.gov.