COVID-19 updates for employers

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Unprecedented times call for unprecedented action

May 14, 2020 8:00am CT

Tools, resources and programs organizations are implementing to support their workforce during the global pandemic.

Embracing your organisation’s new remote work environment

May 07, 2020 3:30pm CT

To assist your organisation in managing the transition to a virtual work environment, Alight’s commercial lead, Matt Lawrence, shares his best practices around managing your organisation remotely with the right tools for a seamless employee experience.

Workday checklist for U.S. furlough during COVID-19

April 30, 2020 1:30pm CT

In this article, Alight provides you with a checklist to help ensure your Workday payroll, benefits, time tracking and absence configuration is set up correctly as you transition your furloughed workforce. Additionally, we share guidance for the future to help you smoothly transition your people back into their regular work shifts.

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Recent legislation

Canadian legislative changes in response to COVID-19

April 7, 2020 1:00pm CT

In response to COVID-19, Canada has enacted a number of provisions on the federal and provincial levels to help employers and individuals impacted by the global pandemic. On March 25th, 2020, bill C-13 An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, was unanimously passed into law in the parliament of Canada in support of the relief initiatives introduced by the federal government of Canada’s COVID-19 emergency response plan. Several other temporary relief measures have also been announced by authority of the Government of Canada Department of Finance, or the Canada Employment Insurance Commission, and the Pension Authorities. We’ve put together a summary of the key impacts these relief measures will have on Canadian employers.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: understanding the impact for U.S. employers

March 30, 2020 8:45am CT

On Friday, March 27, the President signed H.R. 748, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, into law. The Act was passed by the House earlier in the day and by the Senate on Wednesday, March 25. To help employers understand the potential impact of the CARES Act on their organization, we’ve outlined the key employer plan, payroll and leave provisions.

COVID-19 legislative relief package: understanding the impact for U.S. employers

March 19, 2020 12:00pm CT

On Wednesday, March 18, the U.S. Senate passed and the President signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was previously passed by the House on March 14, 2020. The Act provides important provisions to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 for U.S. workers. We have prepared frequently asked questions to help employers better understand the legislation and its potential impact on their organizations.