Governments announce a series of special COVID-19 payment arrangements

Apr 16, 2020
Written by wpengine

Governor issues proclamation to protect vulnerable employees

The financial impacts of the COVID-19 virus pandemic have complicated the obligations of employers and employees alike.

As a result, various state and local government departments have announced special, relaxed payment scheduled to help those who are financially stressed due to loss of income and other reasons. These pertain primarily to various taxes and insurance payments.

For example, the Internal Revenue Service has extended the traditional April 15 tax deadline this week to July 15.

In a separate action, Governor Jay Inslee has issued a proclamation to protect the jobs and incomes of employees categorized by the Centers for Disease Control as vulnerable to more serious infections. It includes employees age 65 and older and/or with underlying health conditions.

Here are other key examples:

Lots of other helpful information for employers and employees can be found on Washington Retail’s COVID-19-related Retailer Resource Guide