HR 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Sage BusinessWorks Payroll

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA/HR 6201) outlines that certain employers provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

For COVID-19 related reasons, employees receive up to 80 hours of Paid Sick Leave and expanded childcare leave when employee’s children’s schools are closed or when childcare providers are unavailable. When paying employees with this Leave it is important and recommended NOT to include any regular hours or overtime type of pay. If partial regular hours need to be computed and paid in addition to this type of pay, the employee will ideally receive two separate paychecks.

Please refer to the following Sage Knowledgebase article to assist you in complying with HR 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act: How to enter employee sick pay for Emergency Paid Sick Leave due to COVID-19

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  • We currently have employer OASDI amounts overstated and I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to adjust this.  We were zeroing out the employer OASDI on FFCRA paid leave runs and everything was working out fine.  However, our payroll clerk overlooked checking the figures on a regular payroll run and BW self-adjusted the amounts on that payroll.  I have gone in and unchecked the self-adjust box for OASDI, so this shouldn't happen again.  Any suggestions on the easiest way to correct those overstated employer OASDI figures for each of the 3 employees affected?

  • I would go into set up mode to adjust those.  Go to Help.  About.  Then double-click on the Sage BusinessWorks header.  It will ask you what company and module you want to put into set up mode.  Select @@DO PRSETUP.

    You can then go into maintain employees, and adjust the employee totals from there.  Save each one.  Then I exit maintain employees and then re-select it.  It asks if you want to stay in Set up mode and you say no.  Then you have to do a payroll verification report that should note the OASDI Company difference.

    You can then say OK to exit set up mode.  That is how I intend to fix my exact same boo-boo.

  • SHEWLETT-  It sounds like you are a long time user of the program.  In our current version of BusinessWorks, we do not suggest using Setup Mode anymore to fix payroll totals (or in very rare circumstances).  That was a feature that worked in old versions, but does not correct figures for tax reports generated using Aatrix Enhanced Tax Reporting.  Those goes strictly by check detail and any changes perform in Setup Mode are not reflected in these tax reports.  If you have questions, I would recommend calling support for further detailed explanation.

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  • SHEWLETT-  It sounds like you are a long time user of the program.  In our current version of BusinessWorks, we do not suggest using Setup Mode anymore to fix payroll totals (or in very rare circumstances).  That was a feature that worked in old versions, but does not correct figures for tax reports generated using Aatrix Enhanced Tax Reporting.  Those goes strictly by check detail and any changes perform in Setup Mode are not reflected in these tax reports.  If you have questions, I would recommend calling support for further detailed explanation.

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