Regulatory Roundup July 2020

August 01, 2020

Legislative updates from July include guidance from the IRS on emergency, sick, or family leave benefits and new initiatives in Pennsylvania and Idaho.

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As the country continues to manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, new efforts for clarity and relief have been made on both a federal and state level.

With an influx of employers adjusting their benefits structure in 2020 to accommodate emergency, sick, or family leave time in the wake of COVID-19, many HR professionals were seeking guidance on how to report this at the close of the year. The IRS just released instructions to report these amounts as wages on the form W-2 under the Families First Coronavirus Response.

On a state-by-state basis, Pennsylvania and Idaho both launched coronavirus relief initiatives in July. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) pay grant, aimed at front-line employees, will be given to up to 500 eligible full-time employees per business location.

Idaho’s bonus, Executive Order No. 2020-12, includes both full- and part-time employees who were receiving unemployment insurance benefits due to COVID-19 and then returned to work.  

Here is a full list of this month’s compliance and tax alerts:



Federal Forms & Filings

Affordable Care Act

Paid Leave

Visit our Return to Work page to browse our resources to help you engage, rehire, and recruit in this new environment. You can also check out our Legislative Updates Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) for a comprehensive summary of legislative changes and how Paylocity has responded with updates to our product to help you stay compliant. For the latest information and resources related to the coronavirus, check our COVID-19 Resources page often.

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