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.
As the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States continues to keep residents at home and financially wary, organizations are feeling the impact of a temporary halt in both operations and consumer spending. As a result, some organizations have placed workers on furlough, or temporary leave, with the intent of re-integrating workers back into their jobs after it is safe to return to their workplace.For many employers, this shift in workforce is uncharted territory.
The 2020 Care Act
On Friday, March 27, the President of the United States signed H.R. 748, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. This act provides important provisions to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 for U.S. employers and workers and includes provisions around employer payroll and leave related provisions. You can find more information on this legislation by viewing our Understanding the impact of the CARES Act article.