We have published Knowledgebase article 104171 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (United States) / Canada Economic Response Plan, which includes steps so you can track COVID-19 related absences. A report will be available next week.
Thanks everyone. Recording absences is fine, but not all PPP pay is paying for absent workers, so what is the best way to record PPP pay that is actually worked? It seems like we are dealing with two different types of pay recording and reporting. I'm not a Sage super user by any stretch, so I tend to make up whatever works. In this case, given the uncertainty of what the specific reporting requirements will be, I'm inclined to hedge my bets and use Pay Type, Absence, Pay Group, and Notes. I would either use Pay Type Regular for worked time or Misc for unworked time. I would create two PPP pay groups, one for worked time and one for not worked time. I would use the Absence column to report unworked time as PPP. I would use two Notes, probably with the same names as the Pay Groups I create. Unfortunately the payroll reports don't show Pay Group wages for salaried employees, it would be nice if it could do that calculation (easy enough to do by hand for a small company though).
I have a customer who is paying $2/hr more for hazard pay. That is taxable, and WC applies, but we didn't want to over-report hours so we are using pieces and piece pay for the extra $2/hr and coding it to the original job or to a separate hazard pay job. We also set up a new absence type for the hazard pay.
Feel free to reach out directly to your Sage Certified Consultant to determine what works best for your company