Updated December 7, 2020

Employer Situation Room

Presented by Heartland Payroll


Updated regularly, this is your destination for federal and industry resources curated by Heartland to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bookmark this page for easy access.

Especially for Heartland Payroll Clients

HR Support Center

A feature available to payroll clients subscribing for HR services. Includes an area devoted to COVID-19 resources, communication templates, forms and more.

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Tax Credit for Hiring

You can upgrade your service to screen employees for a Work Opportunity Tax Credit and process credit claims for you.

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COVID-19 HR Guidance and Best Practices

A recently recorded webinar for Heartland customers. Duration: 1 hour.

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and
Economic Security (CARES) Act

Paycheck Protection Program

Loans providing a direct incentive for small businesses to keep workers on the payroll. Reach out to your specialist for reports you need for the initial loan or loan forgiveness applications.

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Loan Forgiveness Application

Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Help to meet working capital needs

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Employee Retention Credits

Refundable tax credit designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll

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Small Business Guide

Read the Senate’s guide to the law

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Unemployment Guidance

Overview of New Provisions Get Details

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) | States will administer additional $600 weekly payments to certain eligible individuals receiving other benefits. Get Details

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) | Self-employed workers, independent contractors, and gig workers are eligible. Get Details

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Employer Paid Leave Requirements

Certain employers must provide paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19

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Required Disclosure to Employees

Certain employers must notify employees of FFCRA provisions by email, direct mail, or by posting this notice in a physical location or on an internal or external website.

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FAQ for Employers

Employer Tax Credits

These refundable tax credits reimburse you, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid leave related to COVID-19.

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Additional Key Provisions from Federal Actions

Economic Impact Payments

Direct cash relief for economic hardships caused by the pandemic (no action required)

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Student Loan Relief

FSA has suspended wage garnishment and collections actions for student-loan borrowers and will refund more than $1.8 billion

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