Employer and Employee Resources

Employer Resources

Alternatives to Laying Off Your EmployeesVisit the website to see if your business qualifies for the Work-Share Program. They will process your application within one week of receiving it!
Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What Does it Mean for Employers?The Act was signed into law on March 18 and takes effect April 2. This Act is in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The information provided in the link provided summarizes some of the key provisions impacting employers: including the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. 
Rapid Response Consultation for Employers Experiencing a Reduction in WorkforceEmployers experiencing a reduction in workforce are eligible for support services including consultation on layoff aversion strategies, onsite workshops for employees in transition, job placement assistance, and information on unemployment benefits.

Employee Resources

Angel Relief Fund for Restaurant and Hospitality Workers: Angel Relief Fund grants through the Colorado Restaurant Association are focused on restaurant and food and beverage service hospitality workers who are diagnosed with coronavirus, have been quarantined under doctor’s care, are unable to receive government assistance, and have been out of work for more than a month.
Available Jobs for Displaced Restaurant Workers: A list of available jobs in the restaurant industry for displaced workers who are facing difficulties during this time of COVID-19 through the Colorado Restaurant Association.
Children of Restaurant EmployeesChildren of Restuarant Employees (CORE) is dedicated to serving food and beverage service employees with children, who are faced with life-altering circumstances and in need of our help. As the world faces the biggest pandemic in our lifetime, we want to continue to honor our mission by providing support to food and beverage service employees, with children, who have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19. Documentation is required. Visit the website for more information and to apply.
Colorado #COVID19 Talent Network: Job ListingsLooking for open job positions? Or want to hire more employees to keep up with demand? This job list was originally geared towards the technology sector but has been expanding to include other sectors. If you have any comments or thoughts on other business sectors to include, please reach out to [email protected].
COVID-19 Relief Fund for Restaurant WorkersThe Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation formed a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for small businesses and their restaurant workers. Apply for funds on the Southern Smoke website.
Emergency Assistance ProgramGrant money is available through the United States Bartenders Guild to bartenders who are experiencing a catastrophic event or emergency hardship.
Emergency Sick Leave with Pay RulesWorkers in certain industries are eligible for up to four days of paid sick leave when experiencing flu-like symptoms AND awaiting test results for COVID-19. The covered industries are leisure and hospitality; food services; child care; education, including transportation, food service, and related work at educational establishments; home health, if working with elderly, disabled, ill, or otherwise high-risk individuals and; nursing homes and community living facilities.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave RightsThe Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020. Visit the link to learn more about eligibility.
File a Wage Complaint: If you did not get paid for any hours worked you can file a wage claim to recover wages. The Division staff currently is working remotely due to the impact of the coronavirus. The best way to reach us is by sending an email to [email protected]. They are committed to serving you and thank you for your patience at this time.
Looking for Work: If you are looking to supplement your income, several employers are hiring, including health care, grocery stores, package deliver companies, and companies offering online products for delivery.
Restaurant Employee Relief FundThrough the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, grants will be provided to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment that results in a lack of resources to pay for essential expenses. Each approved grant is $500, one per person only.
Unemployment ResourcesIf you are not working or are working fewer hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may file an unemployment claim. If your last name begins with the letter A - M, file a claim on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or after noon on Saturday. If your last name begins with the letter N - Z, file a claim on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or before 12 noon on Saturday