H.R. 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act went into effect April 1, 2020. To read the full bill click here.
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.
For entering sick pay and creating a codes history report to track the hours and amounts paid for the Emergency Sick Leave, please follow Sage Knowledgebase Article ID 104082.
For instructions on setting up User Defined Earning codes, please follow Sage Knowledgebase Article ID 19596.
For more information please refer to this IRS article.
We encourage you to work with your Sage Business Partner or consultant if you need additional assistance, and continue to follow this forum for any updates or process changes for your product as a result of new legislation.