We’ve updated our Paid Time Off (PTO) widget to make it easier for employees to identify their COVID-19 related time off. This is important for companies planning on using CARES Act tax credits because it easily allows you to document the occurrence.

You don’t have to do anything different to access these options. Simply sign into Viper and select the “Time Off” widget.”  You’ll then see Sick-C19Family and Sick-C19School among the attendance codes. Each of these codes requires the employee to choose a reason for the COVID-19 related time off. For instance, if you select Sick-C19Family you can choose reasons that include caring for an individual due to COVD-19, school or care facility closure due to COVID-19 or Other (due to COVID-19).

This new feature allows you to specifically document employee time off due to COVID-19. This makes it easier to take tax credits and it also provides you some protection should you be audited.  We’ve also added reports that simplify the emergency SBA loan application process along with many  additional resources on our COVID-19 Resource page.

We’re watching the situation and legislation closely to continue to provide you with helpful information and resources, so bookmark our site and follow us on LinkedIn.

The material presented here is educational in nature and is not intended to be, nor should be relied upon, as legal or financial advice. Please consult with an attorney or financial professional for advice.