Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Business Owners and Parents
One-Stop Resource Page
Pacific Payroll Group is dedicated to helping business owners thrive throughout this journey (in any state).
You can put a link to this page on your website to help your employees access all the claim forms and news in one location.
We’re helping clients and businesses understand the changes and access all financial resources available.
We’ve been answering questions on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) which included the Paycheck Protection Program and the Families First Coronavirus Reponse Act (FFCRA), and the 1.9 trillion Covid Relief bill (The American Rescue Plan) which included another round of stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, and additional relief for small business owners.
We are keeping employers updated on the new 2022 employment law changes, minimum wage increases, and more.
We have a dedicated section on our website related to the Paycheck Protection Program, additional funding, and loan forgiveness for those who already received a loan. Or you can visit the SBA website for more information.
If you have questions on any of the topics below, we list the links that have your answers.
Questions and Claim Forms
If you still have questions, please contact us – we’re here to help.
- Filing an Unemployment Claim
- Filing a Paid Family Leave Claim
- Filing a Disability Insurance (DI) Claim
- Work Sharing Program for Employers
- Small Business Disaster Loans
- Paycheck Protection Program – Frequently Asked Questions
- Tips for handling in-person meetings – from CDC
As any new legislative guidelines come from Congress that affect employers, we will continue updating our clients and this page.
Having a payroll service with flexibility means we can move quickly to implement changes coming from Washington.
COVID Data Tracker: Maps, charts, and data (provided by the CDC, updated daily)
IRS tells 21 states how to handle last year’s special payments (USA Today, Feb. 13, 2023)
COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations (Dept. of Industrial Relations, Feb. 2, 2023)
Recommended and Required Documents For New Hires In California (Zaller Law Group, Jan. 30, 2023)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for California (California All, updated daily)
California COVID-19 Employment Regulations Extended Through 2023 (JD Supra, Dec. 12, 2022)
California Governor Approves Multiple New Employment Laws (JD Supra, Oct. 14, 2022)
California Passes Bill to Extend COVID-19 Sick Pay, Provide Small Business Relief (JD Supra, Sept. 26, 2022)
News for Employers
COVID-19 Supplemental Leave Likely To Be Extended In California (JD Supra, Sept. 10, 2022)
Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on … Avoiding Common California Wage and Hour Mistakes and “Going the Distance” (National Law Review, Sept. 2, 2022)
California’s Minimum Wage Increasing to $15.50 on January 1, 2023 (Zaller Law Report, Aug. 11, 2022)
Five Reminders About California Time Record Requirements (Zaller Law Report, July 25, 2022)
Cyber-attacks are a growing concern for small businesses. Learn about the threats and how to protect yourself. (SBA, June 28, 2022)
2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Poster Available (JD Supra, Feb. 21, 2022)
Mandatory Employment Poster – update – (Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster, March 31, 2020)
Please view our Labor Posters page with any questions.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees, and all Californians as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
The Paycheck Protection Program was designed to help small businesses keep their employees during the pandemic.
Borrowers applied for the Paycheck Protection Program by downloading the First Draw PPP loan application or Second Draw PPP loan application and working with a participating PPP lender through the SBA Lender Match tool. (SBA, Feb. 22, 2021)
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508S (revised Jan. 19, 2021)
Paycheck Protection Program – Loan Forgiveness FAQs
Paycheck Protection Program – FAQs Update 3/12/2021
Federal Resources for U.S. Small Businesses:
Centers for Disease Control:
Employment Development Department in California:
If you’re Self-Employed or an Independent Contractor:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
Labor & Workforce Development Agency: Includes resources on workers’ compensation and paid sick leave
SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
World Health Organization:
If you want the website for your state’s employment department, or don’t find answers to your questions above, please message us (whether you’re a client or not).
Support for Parents
Sticking to a routine, getting a good night’s sleep, and spending time outside (if permitted) will all help. Avoiding too much news (except for this page) will also help.
A lot of our friends are having their kids spend 5 minutes a day on a “Gratitude Journal” which has helped them focus on all the wonderful things in their lives. Positive mental well-being helps with overall health.
YouTube Dedicated Resource – [email protected]
“Designed to offer something for families with children of different ages & areas of interest, there are even virtual field trips and curated playlists and channels that’ll keep your kids entertained and learning—both with you and on their own.”
What to Know About Parenting and the Coronavirus (New York Times)
Hundreds of Free Animated Lessons (from TED-Ed)
Guided Mindfulness for Children (Annaka Harris)
Let’s Talk: Your Health (Mental Health for Young People)
The Future Looks Bright
Yes, there is a new normal. We will remember this together, forever.
Let’s connect on Facebook and grow our community. You’ll receive time-sensitive small business owner updates throughout this time of uncertainty.
We will all handle the things in our control – and hopefully not spend time worrying about anything out of our control.
Pacific Payroll Group is dedicated to your success – and responding to any questions you have as an employer, employee, or entrepreneur.
As always, we appreciate your business and loyalty and look forward to continuing to serve your payroll needs.
Stay healthy. Remain optimistic. If we can help you promote your business or a volunteering effort you want to share, please message us here.