California Governor Newsom’s Executive Order for COVID-19 Payroll Reporting Rules have terminated or will soon be terminating.
The entire WCIRB rule can be found if they click on “more information here.”
WCIRB: Payroll Reporting Rules to Change With End of Emergency Order: WEST [2021-
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau announced changes in certain COVID-19 payroll reporting rules as a result of California Gov. Gavin Newsom rescinding his statewide stay-at-home order.
When Newsom in March 2020 ordered residents to stay home to try to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the insurance commissioner adopted a rule effective July 1, 2020, modifying payroll reporting rules. The WCIRB said it confirmed with the insurance commissioner that the governor’s June 11 order constitutes a lifting of the stay-at-home order.
One provision will remain in place until 60 days after the emergency order is lifted, allowing employers to classify those working from home as clerical office staff. That section expires Aug. 10.
The other provision that concludes 30 days after the governor’s order is lifted excluded from payroll any payments made to those who weren’t working during the pandemic. That section expired July 11.
More information is here.