TEA Update Regarding...

The Coronavirus has (and will continue) to be a challenge for all of us.  TEA’s focus will continue to be as a valued and trusted HR partner to our community.  We will be monitoring and acting prudently upon the recommendations of the CDC, the State, and the Kent County Health Department as we make decisions going forward but are committed to meeting YOUR needs while doing our part to keep both your and our employees (as well as the community at large) safe and healthy.  You can count on TEA to support you and it is our intent to serve you during these uncertain times as follows:

  • TEA Staff is available to answer your Helpline calls and we will continue to work on projects to support your Organizational Development needs.  Email tea@teagr.org or call 616.698.1167 and we will be happy to help direct your calls accordingly.
  • TEA resumes classroom-based courses in June with attention to revised instructional practices, including reduced class sizes, use of masks and social distancing, along with strict adherence to site disinfection practices.  Please check our website often for updates on future programs, webinars and virtual trainings.

Thank you for your support AND for allowing us to provide you with practical HR solutions that promote operational excellence.  We will continue to provide you with information via e-mails and our website to help you make informed decisions during these times of uncertainty.  Please contact us if you need assistance – we will remain available to help in whatever way we can.

COVID-19 Resources

-Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) Poster
-Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
-Up to $100M available in Dislocated Worker Grants under DOL’s COVID-19 response
-DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance
-H.R.6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act
-Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
-U.S. Department of Labor – Coronavirus Resources
-HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus
-The ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19
-Pandemic Flu and the Family and Medical Leave Act
-US Whitehouse – 15 Days to Slow the Spread
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Coronavirus (COVI-19)
-U.S. Small Business Administration – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

-Spectrum Health Employer Guide
-Kent County Small Business Back to Work PPE Program
-Apply for Unemployment Benefits
-Supplier/Employer Authorization to Travel/Work During Stay at Home Mandate
-Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19)
-MI - Executive Order 2020-10 (COVID-19)
-Kent County Health Department – COVID-19
-Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act
-MI - Work Share Program
-MI Chamber – Coronavirus Toolkit
-MEDC – Resources for Michigan Businesses During COVID-19
-SBDC Michigan – Supporting Your Small Business During COVID-19

TEA Member Law Firms
-Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C. – Coronavirus / COVID-19 Updates
-Rhoades McKee – COVID-19 Legal Resources
-Varnum LLP – Coronavirus Task Force
-Warner Norcross + Judd LLP – COVID-19 Resources