CheckMark understands the information about how to handle the paid sick leave and how to pay your employees during this challenging time can be overwhelming. We have tried to summarize as best we can, all of the information we have gathered. Please read the COVID-19 Guidance PDF for information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act & the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. These are different ways you can help your employees and your business, but be careful as you can’t necessarily do both. So get informed and do what will benefit you and your employees best.
CheckMark is unable to advise on these topics as they are outside the scope of our expertise. We have links on the COVID-19 Guidance PDF to more detailed information on the IRS and DOL websites if you need clarification. If you need information for your state, please refer to your state’s Department of Labor website for updated information.
Download Link: COVID-19 Guidance PDF
We are seeing things change daily, so you need to keep yourself informed. If you need clarification beyond what we can tell you, please contact a tax professional, employment attorney or the IRS.
If you choose to pay your employees the Families First sick pay, click here for instructions on how best to set up your payroll to track the wages for this.
Please stay safe and healthy so we can get through this difficult time.