The World Floor Covering Association is working diligently to unite the voices of the flooring industry during this COVID-19 pandemic, they are encouraging their members and others to send them and your representatives your thoughts on small businesses being eligible for assistance.
They are encouraging the flooring industry to reach out to their representatives directly to ask them to include significant, emergency financial support for all small businesses. Through this call to action, tell your federal elected officials that all small businesses, including associations and other nonprofits, as well as your own, should be eligible for assistance from the "Phase 3" assistance package currently being considered in Congress. Without swift action, WFCA believes harm will be irreparable, and many small businesses will shutter permanently and be unable to assist employees and provide essential services to members during this time of immense tribulation. WFCA is asking you to demand that Congress consider the impact on these resources when crafting aid and stimulus packages.
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Plus, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will be hosting a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an opportunity to offer their perspective on the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Act that required two weeks of paid sick pay and ten weeks of paid family leave in certain circumstances. The information and suggestions presented will impact the application of the FFCRA.
You have until March 29, 2020 to submit your comments. Anybody who is interested can participate online at https://ffcra.ideascale.com from March 23 through March 29, 2020 or can join a Twitter chat hosted by @ePolicyWorks on March 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. using the hashtag #EPWChat.
The World Floor Covering Association will assist members in ensuring their concerns are heard. Please let them know your needs and concerns ASAP so that they can pass them along to the DOL. The time to have your voice heard is now. Please send any suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.