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Supporting Employees through COVID-19

Uncertain times call for businesses to support their employees whenever possible. Reinforce their trust in you as an employer with clear outlines for a workplace safety and health protocol to specifically address COVID-19, payroll options, and more.

Employee health screening

Employee COVID-19 Testing

As businesses reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are looking for ways to keep employees and customers safe, while keeping in compliance with local and federal health mandates. Through our relationship with HireRight, Paychex is now offering COVID-19 antigen testing to our clients.

To find out more about how the Employee COVID-19 Screening product works, and to ask about pricing, please contact the Paychex Employee Screening Service team at 866-895-1357 option 1 or click here for more information.

A business owner learning about the health care implications of furloughed or rehired employees

Health Care and COVID-19

Among the many business challenges created by the pandemic is the impact on your healthcare plan, particularly if you've furloughed or reduced workers' hours and now have to hire and rehire employees.

More on COVID-19 Impacts on Health Plans

Employee Safety

As your business reopens, a key consideration is the safety and well-being of your employees. Follow a series of steps to help you identify and address potential COVID-19 risks and hazards in the workplace.

Maintaining Workplace Health and Safety

Develop a safety and health plan

How to address COVID-19 risks, taking into consideration guidance from OSHA, CDC, and applicable state and local agencies.

Social distancing modifications

Modifying and rethinking interactions at work, including work station setups and offsite work options.

Workplace hygiene

Hand sanitization best practices, plus promoting and communicating proper hygiene techniques to staff.

Workplace disinfection

Ongoing cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces and workplace areas.

Employee Resources

Offer your staff paycheck options and other resources to help them navigate uncertain times.

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Paycards 

Convenient for unbanked employees and eliminates the need to go get a paycheck cashed.

Pay-on-demand

Give employees access to earned wages before payday.

FinFit 

Offer a financial wellness program that also includes short-term loans for emergencies.

We have solutions that can support you during COVID-19, and beyond

Live and recorded webinars

Available in English

As companies begin to resume their normal business operations, there are still a lot of questions around COVID-19 testing.

In this webinar, Dr. Todd Simo, HireRight's Chief Medical Officer, discusses the EEOC pandemic guidelines for testing methodologies, best practices for reducing the risk of virus spread, and testing that is now available through Paychex.

Businesses today are facing risks they never could have anticipated from COVID-19: forced closings, lost revenue, and workers' compensation adjustments, to name a few.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the financial lives of many Americans.  This webinar will show you how a 401(k)-retirement plan can help you build financial security for yourself and your employees, and create a more positive and productive workforce.

Topics include:

Articles to help business during COVID-19 pandemic

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The potential for Coronavirus in the workplace is a challenge employers must face, as some businesses slowly begin the process of reopening this fall. But with that may come concerns about how to keep the business afloat while protecting the health and safety of staff and customers.
The CARES Act's Paycheck Protection Program made loans available to small businesses to encourage them to retain or rehire employees that have been furloughed. The loans will be forgiven if certain requirements are met.
Since the COVID-19 global pandemic forced many people out of their offices and into their homes, more than a third of Americans are working from home.
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