Resources for Employers

COVID-19 Employer Resources
If you need assistance with recruitment or have questions regarding potential layoffs,
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For more information, click on any of the underlined links below.

Frequently Asked COVID-19 Employer Questions

UPDATED: Work Share Program Information, Webinars, FAQ's  
Employers with questions about Work Share may email

Unemployment Information for Employers

Employer Toolkit 

Unemployment Compensation Notice (Form 1711)   

UIA Employer Handbook  

Self-employed, gig worker or 1099-independent contractors affected by COVID-19?  Apply for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) at to receive the set $600 federal weekly payment.   The PUA application is available through the customers MiWam account. The customer would select the “For Employees” button from the UIA website.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Resources During COVID-19
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as the place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies, and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state.


Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Resources  
The Michigan SBDC provides confidential, no-cost consulting, training, and market research services to new and existing businesses across the state of Michigan.  The Northwest MI-SBDC is hosted by Networks Northwest and covers these ten counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford. During this current health and economic crisis, the SBDC is here to help you navigate your business through the coming weeks, months, and even years.  Business owners will find helpful resources that include:

  • Upcoming topic-specific webinars (i.e., restaurant, cash flow, non-profit/faith based organizations, etc.)
  • Access to the SBDC’s On-Demand Library of online training resources
  • Useful information pertaining to the SBA’s PPP and EIDL loan program, as well as MED programs
  • OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing the Workplace for COVID-19
  • Connect with a consultant 
  • And, so much more… all one-on-one consulting conversations are tailored specifically to your business’s needs and appropriate plans are next steps will be customized to your situation.


Procurement Technical Assistance Center Resources  
Does your company want to help with the COVID-19 crisis by providing the government (local, state, or federal) with your product or service?  Reach out to the PTAC for no cost assistance.

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center COVID-19 Resources
In challenging times as these, it is now more important than ever to ensure manufacturers in Michigan are receiving the support they need to thrive. To accomplish this mission, our team at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center is working remotely and ready to assist our clients as needed to guarantee they emerge successfully. 


Michigan Manufacturing & Technology Association 

REOPENING:  Making Your Workplace Safe

MI Safe Start Plan
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19  
Lear Safe Work Playbook  
NWMHD Business Toolkit  
MMTA Restarting Michigan
Magna Smart Start Playbook

Ford Return to Work Manufacturing Playbook

Return to Work Guidelines for Manufacturing - Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
MIchigan Restaurant & Lodging Association - Roadmap to Reopening
Grand Traverse County Health Department Toolkits for Businesses
     Construction Industry Toolkit
     Business Industry Toolkit (Accounting, Administrative, Legal, Finance, Realtors)
     Food-Selling Industry Toolkit 

Michigan PPE Resources

What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

Is my employee eligible for COVID-19 paid leave?