Author Archives: Brian Elliott

WI Gov. Evers To Order “Stay At Home”, MWFPA Offices To Close

WI Gov. Tony Evers today ordered Wisconsinites to stay in their homes starting this week to fend off the coronavirus outbreak.  In response, the offices of MWFPA will close until further notice when the gubernatorial order takes effect. The Gov. said he would formally issue the order Tuesday and it was expected to take effect […]

Federal Resources For “Essential” Workers, Employees And Drivers

Here are some Federal resources for workers, employees, and drivers being classified as “essential” as provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  It is anticipated that most State “shelter in place” orders will mirror this guidance. Additionally, here is the permit letter for use by essential food and agricultural employees.

U.S. Dept. of Labor Provides Information On Employee Paid Leave Rights, Payroll Tax Credits

Here is some basic information from the U.S. Depart. of Labor/Wage & Hour Division on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act which was signed into law by the President last week. It’s critical that employees and employers understand how this law applies and who it applies to:…/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave. Second is information on how small […]

IL Under “Stay At Home” Order, Manufacturing Companies Exempt

IL Gov. Pritzker’s “stay at home” order took effect Saturday at 5:00p.m. Non-essential businesses must cease operations while essential businesses and operations are encouraged to remain open. There is an exemption for essential manufacturing facilities, distribution, and supply chains that are defined as: Manufacturing companies, distributors, and supply chain companies producing and supplying essential products […]

IL Governor Issues “Stay at Home” Order

Governor JB Pritzker issued an Executive Order and announced that Illinois will enact a “stay at home” policy that will take effect at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 through Tuesday, April 7. All residents will be subject to this order. All non-essential businesses must stop operating. All public and private gatherings are prohibited except […]

Staying Operational During “Shelter in Place” Mandates

Following is information received from the American Frozen Food Institute relative to staying operational during “shelter in place” mandates. States and local jurisdictions are moving into lockdown mode to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Here are three steps to take to make sure your business is able to continue working as part of our national’s […]