With the wave of announcements over the last few weeks that school will be largely conducted online due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus, a collective cry of despair went out from many working parents. What seemed like a moderate burden that we could all be good sports about and get through in the spring now feels like an impossible burden for the fall and, god forbid, winter.
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The Department of Labor issued further guidance for workers and employers on how the protections and requirements of the FLSA, the FMLA, and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) affect workplaces as they reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The concept of “digitizing” business information and processes has been around for decades. The term even has a certain ‘90s ring to it. But with the impact of the coronavirus on businesses the last number of months, new meaning and urgency has been brought to “git-r-done,” to use another ‘90s reference.
For the second time in two years, a national company who previously decided to tack on payroll services to their existing offering has made a retreat.
An important employment tax credit provided by the CARES Act is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). This credit is payroll tax credit equal to 50% of up to $10,000 of qualified wages per employee paid from March 13, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
Read the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control
Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of a proclamation today giving high-risk workers the right to protect themselves from COVID-19 without jeopardizing their employment status or loss of income. Read the full proclamation here
Under new Coronavirus workplace safety and health requirements now in effect, most employers in Washington are required to provide face coverings and masks to employees at no charge. Workers can bring their own face coverings and masks as well, as long as they meet requirements.
On June 5th, 2020 the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 was signed into law. The Act eases restrictions on how businesses can spend their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds, giving business owners a better chance of qualify for loan forgiveness.