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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.

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


Give employees access to earned wages before payday.


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

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August 7, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

The COVID-19 pandemic has unquestionably had a major impact on the financial lives of many Americans. A 401(k)-retirement plan can help you build financial security for yourself and your employees and create a more productive and engaged workplace.

Watch this on-demand webinar with HR technology experts to understand how you may need to adapt your organizations to keep operations running, meeting new requirements, and ensure worker safety.
Businesses today are facing challenges they never could have anticipated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: mandated closings, travel restrictions, and increasing liability concerns, to name a few. View this recorded webinar to learn how to prepare your business for the increase in COVID-19 cases and address potential rollbacks and travel restrictions.

Articles to help business during COVID-19 pandemic

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Considerations for New Jersey Employers While Preparing to Bring Employees Back to Work This is not an exhaustive list. It is an addendum to the Paychex Return to Work Checklist.
For many reasons, maintaining good mental health is an important component for driving quality of life. Disorders, such as depression, can take a toll on individuals, affecting everything from their immune system to their sleep and interpersonal relationships.
The business challenges stemming from the current COVID-19 pandemic require employers to balance health and safety issues while continuing to provide their products and services to customers. Companies must also take steps to protect their employees, including the most vulnerable workers, who cannot be treated differently than others without their agreement.
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