Small Business Assistance

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information for Small Business

DCEO is working diligently to secure access to helpful resources for small businesses throughout the State of Illinois and has compiled these helpful links regarding COVID 19 resources for small businesses.

Our staff and the Small Business Development Centers across the state will be available to assist businesses with accessing available supports for those impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  

Stay at Home Executive Order Information

Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Illinois Small Businesses

 

Click HERE for the Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act (3-27-2020)


Today, March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).   The guidance addresses critical questions such as:

 

  • How does an employer count its number of employees to determine coverage?
  • How can small businesses obtain an exemption?
  • How does an employer count hours for part-time employees?
  • How does an employer calculate wages employees are entitled to under the FFCRA?

The initial WHD guidance is available in three-parts:

 

 

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act (03/27/2011:02 AMET )
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