April Updates & Resources for Energy Marketers in Rhode Island

As COVID-19 circumstances continue to evolve here in Rhode Island, we at EMARI are closely monitoring the situation and hope to serve as a resource for members during these difficult times. We hope that you, your teams, and your families are staying safe and healthy.

COVID-19 NEWS & RESOURCES

EMARI Events Postponed

Due to COVID-19 upcoming association courses and events have been postponed. This includes the EMARI Wine & Beer Tasting event and spring Basic Oil Tech and Pipefitter II courses. Courses and events are tentatively rescheduled to resume in June 2020.


Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Click below to read more about paid leave entitlements and eligibility.

FFCRA GUIDELINES

Economic Relief Opportunities for Small Businesses

COVID-19 is taking a serious toll on our national economy and small businesses are getting hit the hardest. Read this article to find out which assistance opportunities are available and how your company can apply. Click below to read the full article on relief opportunities:

COVID-19 RELIEF OPPORTUNITIES

Your Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.

Struggling to get started? The following questions might help point you in the right direction. Do you need:

Click below to access the full CARES Act guide for small business owners.

CARES ACT GUIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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