Welcome to Q2! Quite a lot has changed for businesses since last month, and we would like to share those updates with you. As vaccines and reopening become a new phase in the pandemic, it is important for employers like yourself to stay ahead of the curve. We hope this information serves you well, and encourage you to reach out to our team should you need help with anything.
- EEO-1 Reporting Resumes April 26 -
2019 & 2020 Data Due July 19, 2021
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that employers will have until July 19, 2021 to submit two years (2019 and 2020) of EEO-1 Component 1 data. Recognizing the continuing differential impacts of the pandemic on workplaces, the EEOC has extended the data collection period this year from 10 weeks to 12 weeks to provide employers additional time to file. The EEOC began notifying filers of this deadline via email beginning March 29, 2021.

What will you need to file?

  • Company ID and passcode (provided via US mail for previous filers or at registration for new filers)
  • Company EIN, NAICS Codes, and DUNS Number
  • Address and EINs of all establishment locations
  • Count of all full/part-time employees during the workforce snapshot pay period
  • Sex and race/ethnicity of all employees
  • Job categories of all employees

Note: Employers may utilize the EEO-1 Report in iSolved to obtain necessary filing data. Reach out to our team should you require assistance.
CA Extends Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
 Now Including Vaccines
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed SB 95, resurrecting the CA COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Requirement (expired at the end of 2020). The new law applies retroactively to January 1 and will remain in effect until September 30.

Who does this apply to?
  • Employers in the state of California with more than 25 employees.
  • Employees who are not able to work or telework for any of the reasons detailed in the legislation qualify for the paid leave.

Reasons for leave:
The employee is...
  • Subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19.
  • Advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • Attending an appointment to receive a vaccine for protection against COVID-19.
  • Experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine that prevents the employee from being able to work or telework.
  • Experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 and seeking medical diagnosis.
  • Caring for a family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or has been advised to self-quarantine.
  • Caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises.

Amount of leave:
Full-time employees are entitled to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave. If an employee is not classified as full time, the employee's schedule and length of employment will determine the amount of their leave entitlement
Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What We Know
The new Restaurant Revitalization Fund, part of the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act, will provide $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants in need.

Who is eligible: Most restaurants/bars that lost revenue in 2020 vs. 2019, must not be publicly traded or government-owned.

How/when to apply: No official launch date yet, but employers are encouraged to keep their eye on the SBA's COVID-19 Relief Options Portal.

Grant amounts: Restaurants can apply for grants that are equal to 2020 gross revenue minus 2019 gross revenue.
What's New With Us
Welcome, Cliff!
Cliff Carattini is our newest Client Integration Consultant, and holds an extensive background as a restaurant executive. Cliff's role is to introduce employers to the benefits of Payarc services. Got any referrals? Cliff is your guy!

Real Time API Integration
Launched April 1.
Allows data from Efficient Hire to appear in almost real time into iSolved and Altametrics. Saves manger time and increases efficiency, all at an affordable price.

FedEx Tracking Alerts
Launched April 17.
Receive notification emails (twice, daily!) with your payroll FedEx tracking information. Contact your payroll specialist to identify the recipient you would like to receive the notification.

From April 1, 2021 through September 31, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act requires employers to cover 100% of an employee’s cost of continuing group health coverage under COBRA if the employee was eligible for COBRA continuation coverage during the indicated period regardless of whether the employee may not have previously elected coverage or discontinued coverage. Employers that provide such paid coverage may recover the cost through deductions on quarterly payroll filings. 
Next Steps for Employers:
Employers are encouraged to send notice to all individuals who are eligible for the ARPA COBRA subsidy using the DOL notice form. Employers must provide notice to Assistance Eligible Individuals by May 31, 2021.
With the everchanging circumstances of employer law, compliance is key (especially in a pandemic). We are not labor or tax attorneys, and you are always best to consult with an attorney if you are unsure about the law. Remember we offer a legal service through Enquiron - unlimited advice from real labor attorneys, compliance material, employer alerts, and more - for only $60 per month. Preview the portal with the provided video below!
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