COVID-19 Resources
for Employers

Solutions for Employers Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic 

CONTACT TRACING – Safeguard your employees and workplace

ATTESTATION SOLUTION – When compliance with company policies is critical

CONTACTLESS TIME CLOCKS – A clean time clock is essential in a time of pandemic

FFCRA SICK LEAVE CREDITS – Track emergency paid sick leave for employees and their offsetting tax credits for employers

LEAVE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION – Automated leave management increases visibility and productivity

Quick Links

Your Quick Reference Guide to federal legislation
Your quick reference to new legislation


   The Return to Work

         Latest guidance for businesses adapting to the new normal

  • Leave Management Solution
    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.
  • CDC Guidance for Businesses and Workplaces
    Read the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.
See all Return to Work Updates

Resources for Washington State Employers

More Updates for Washington Employers

Federal Legislation


  • Paycheck Protection Program From SBA
    While many extensions and flexibilities were enacted with recent legislation, one date still remains: the last day a PPP loan application can be approved is June 30, 2020. That means now is the time to apply for a PPP loan before time runs out.
  • Employee Retention Credits
    The CARES Act provides 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. Employers are eligible for the credit for any quarter in which they have either had to fully or partially suspend operation of business because of governmental orders due to COVID-19.
  • Employer Social Security Deferment
    The CARES Act provides for the delay of payment of Employer Social Security tax incurred between March 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020. 50% of the deferred tax payments are due on December 31, 2021 and 50% is due on December 31, 2022.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Sick and Emergency Leave Tax Credits

FFCRA mandates that employers provide paid sick and emergency leave but allows for the amount paid to be used as a credit against payroll taxes.

You can track leave wages paid to employees using specially configured earnings code set up by PayNorthwest for you in the system. Contact us now to get these leave earnings codes set up in the system for you.


Federal Restrictions on Relief Programs

Paid Leave

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan amounts cannot be used or forgiven for FFCRA wages covered by credit.

Employee Retention Credit

Employee Retention Credit (ERC) cannot be combined with PPP loans.

ImportanLegislative Responses that Affect Payroll & HR