COVID-19 Resources
for Employers

Latest COVID-19 Updates

  • Announcing Lori Brown is New CEO of PayNorthwest
    Today we are very excited to announce an important milestone in the history of PayNorthwest. September 1, 2021 Lori Brown took over as CEO of PayNorthwest from our Founder and first and only CEO we have had to date, Mike Anderson.
  • COBRA Assistance and Subsidy
    Assistance from Congress to employers and workers continues (specifically through the American Rescue Plan Act – ARPA- signed into law March 21, 2021). The latest mandate and employer assistance to come into play is the temporary COBRA continuation coverage premium assistance to affected workers and a corresponding credit to 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.
  • 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