COVID-19 Crisis Resource Center

Essential Information for Employers


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COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, has drastically altered the way we work. From changing legislation to fully virtual teams, many companies have felt the stress brought about by this global pandemic.

But the good news is: there is support for employers of all sizes, and you're not alone in these unprecedented times.

Namely has collected numerous resources to help your company remain connected, productive, compliant, and successful during social distancing. Watch this space for more, daily.


Topical Blogs

Blogs to help you navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

Stay Updated

Get the latest news from Namely about HR, payroll, and benefits.

Returning To Work After COVID-19: Answers to Your Burning Questions

We teamed up with ThinkHR to answer your burning questions about the return to work process—from temperature checks to FFCRA compliance.

Survey Results: How HR is Preparing to Return to the Physical Office in the Wake of COVID-19

Want to see how companies are preparing to return to the office? Check out our recent survey results.

Contact Tracing 101 For Employers

There’s one precautionary measure that experts think is the key to reopening the economy safely: contact tracing. Here's everything employers need to know.

What to Do if an Employee is Diagnosed With Coronavirus

As COVID-19 drastically changes the workplace, HR is faced with an even tougher task: what to do if an employee is diagnosed with coronavirus.

Ask HR: Coronavirus Edition

Namely's team of HR experts answers your most pressing COVID-19 questions.

8 Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce During a Pandemic

Tips to help your employees make WFH work for them.

COVID-19: The Top 10 Questions Mid-Sized Businesses Are Asking

Get answers to the questions currently stumping HR professionals.

COVID-19 in the Workplace: What to Know, Do, & Avoid

Everything HR pros need to know about coronavirus and how to prepare for it.

How to Boost Employee Morale During COVID-19

Five ways to keep your employees’ spirits up during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Paycheck Protection Program

Is Your Business Eligible for Employer Loans Through The Paycheck Protection Program?

Why Company Values Are Critical in a Crisis

Here's why it’s more important than ever to stay true to your company’s mission and values.

How to Build a Virtual Onboarding Program

Here’s everything you need to keep in mind when building out your virtual onboarding program.

7 HR Tips for Handling Employee Layoffs

Delivering news of layoffs, paycuts, and furloughs is never easy.

5 Ways to Revamp Your Job Search During COVID-19

If you are looking for a job during this difficult time, here are a few pointers that will help you adapt to the changed job market.

How to Transition Your Media Agency to Remote Work

Here’s how media agencies can help employees adjust to being fully remote and keep them engaged.

6 Creative Ways to Celebrate Employee Birthdays Virtually

Here are five fun ideas to help you celebrate remote birthdays and honor your employees online on their special day.

5 Tips for Transitioning to Remote Product Development

Developers share the tips that helped them transition to remote work.

How to Use Webinars & Video to Connect Your Remote Team

Here are a few ways you can leverage video conferencing and webinars at your company.

How to Encourage Employees to Prioritize Their Health

Learn how to stay on top of your employees' physical and mental health.

The Tools You Need to Run a Remote Team During COVID-19

Here’s how you can use technology streamline your remote workforce.

How to Host a Virtual Team Happy Hour

Here are 5 tips to help you host a successful virtual team happy hour and keep your employees' spirits up.

What is Hazard Pay?

We define hazard pay, what it means for employees and employers, and why it’s trending in the news.

17 Ways to Boost Employee Morale During COVID-19

Tired of virtual happy hours? Companies share the creative ways they're engaging employees.

How the CARES Act Affects Defined Contribution Retirement Plans

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act offers new rules for loans and distributions made during the 2020 calendar year.

Crisis Management: Small Business Tips for COVID-19

Check out these ways that small businesses can weather the storm of COVID-19.

Effective Ways to Reduce Retirement Plan Expenses During Uncertain Times

While staying the course is often the best route in times like these, that’s not necessarily an option for all companies.

What to Know: The ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19

Here's what COVID-19 means for anti-discrimination laws.

How to Manage Employees with Children During COVID-19

Here are 7 ways you can support the parents and caregivers at your company during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Understanding Employee Disaster Relief Payments Under IRC §139 for COVID-19

Find out how Section 139 payments have escalated in relevancy given the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce.

What Does the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Mean for HR and Payroll?

Here's how the new bill may affect HR, payroll, and legal teams.

The Benefits of Investing in Technology During a Recession

Find out why a recession is the perfect time to invest in their own businesses.

The Impact of Furloughs on Employee Benefits

Learn how four major insurance carriers are handling benefits for furloughed employees.


Downloadable resources for HR, Payroll, and Legal teams

Return to Work Toolkit

Return to work confidently with these resources and best practices.

How To Engage Employees During (and After) COVID-19

Find out how to keep your employees engaged throughout this difficult time.

The Coronavirus Workplace Templates You Need

Furlough letters, sample company policies, & more.

COVID-19 Workplace Posters Toolkit

Keep employees informed with these informative workplace posters.

Top 10 Tips to Make 'Working From Home' Actually Work

Learn how to make remote work the new normal.

ThinkHR COVID-19 Response Center

ThinkHR's essential resources for employers—FAQs, resources, and state & federal information.

CARES Act SBA Loan Calculator

Use this interactive tool to see how much aid your small business may qualify for.

HR's Guide to Having Difficult Conversations

Your step-by-step guide to the hardest conversations HR teams face.

HR's Guide to Company Policies

HR isn't about making rules—but when you do have to craft a policy, we're here to help.


See our upcoming & recent webinars

Managing COVID-19: From Compliance to Engagement

Answers to your COVID-19 questions & best practices for engaging remote employees.

COVID-19 Updates & Employer FAQ

ThinkHR answers questions from small and mid-sized organizations across the country struggling to meet these challenges.

Engaging a Dispersed Workforce

Keep your employees engaged, even when they’re miles apart.

Working Remotely: How to be Effective

Check out these expert tips to make the transition to remote work a little smoother.

COVID-19 HR Guidance and Best Practices

ThinkHR shares how HR pros can tackle COVID-19 in the workplace.

How Namely Can Help Your Business Manage COVID-19

Compliance Made Easy

Tools  to stay compliant with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the CARES Act, HIPAA, ADA, and OSHA


SBA Loan Support

Increased reporting to support Paycheck Protection Program loan applications


COVID-19 Earning Codes

Earning codes to track the new sick leave and FMLA for the FFCRA and to support Employee Retention Credits


Termination & Furlough Guide

A leave of absence and employee termination guide featuring top client questions


Live HR Advisors

Unlimited access to certified HR advisors offering expert advice on changing COVID-19 legislation


Tax, Social Security, & Student Loan Garnishment Deferrals

All accommodated by Namely as defined by individual jurisdiction rules


Remote Work Support

Virtual onboarding, eSignature, eLearning,  newsfeed, goal setting, home office supply tracking, online benefits wizard, and more


Check Printing

Alternative delivery options to ensure employees receive their Namely-printed checks


Namely Help Community

Containing up-to-date articles to help tackle every aspect of COVID-19




Ready to see how Namely can help during these times?