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March 17, 2020
In an effort to ease financial burdens related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Effective April 1, 2020, FFCRA requires companies with fewer than 500 employees to provide 12 weeks of protected leave to employees for missed work related to the outbreak.
This means a lot of contractors — many of whom we work with — will need to make adjustments to their current payroll set-ups to ensure both compliance with the FFCRA and with state unemployment guidelines.
It is important to make adjustments to your Viewpoint software to prepare for FFCRA. We have gathered recorded webinars and relevant FAQs for our Vista, Spectrum and ProContractor customers to assist with set up.
Additionally, we have created guides to help you make required adjustments in your Viewpoint software to ensure FFCRA compliance and simplify tax filings further down the road to recoup costs for your business. Please click the links below based on your current ERP:
Our goal is to help prepare you based on what we know today, however the IRS has yet to provide final guidance and changes to FFCRA may be forthcoming. We will continue to provide guidance as we receive recommendations from federal agencies.
Some key points about FFCRA employers need to be aware of:
The U.S. Department of Labor has put together an FAQ to help if you have additional questions. You may also reach out to Viewpoint Customer Support through any of the methods outlined on our Customer Portal