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.
On May 12, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a plan that will allow more businesses to open and more people to be active in public while still slowing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Employers are beginning to sort through what “return to work” looks like for their particular business, industry and location. Never before has any of us gone through a situation remotely close to the current one. No guideposts from the past exist to show us the way.
As managing your workforce becomes increasingly complex in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, documented proof of compliance and accurate time and labor management is more critical than ever before.
Failure to comply with labor regulations, or to not adequately monitor pertinent employee self-reported COVID health status, can have serious consequences, including lawsuits, union grievances, and audits by the Department of Labor and other agencies
Whether you’re an essential business that’s had to continue operations during the COVID-19 crisis or preparing to welcome employees back into the workplace, having a plan for high-touch surfaces is crucial for employee safety.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application along with detailed instructions on May 15, 2020. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans.