COVID-19 Resources
for Employers

Latest COVID-19 Updates

  • The Difference Makers: Concrete Steps Toward More Equitable Workplaces
    The Difference Makers series highlights PayNW clients who are going above and beyond in creating diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces. Consider applying the ideas highlighted here to your own organization! The Mockingbird Society is an advocacy organization that was founded to provide meaningful opportunities for youth across Washington state, focused on improving the foster care … Continue
  • 8 Ways to Attract Employees with Benefits
    As more employee benefits become commonplace, businesses should look to do more than the bare minimum to both attract and retain top talent. Offering extra benefits and working perks shows that you’re invested in your employee’s happiness and satisfaction at work. And no, we aren’t talking about gimmicky perks like free branded merch and coffee.  … Continue

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

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   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.
  • 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.
  • SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions
    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.

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