Please note that our EWSS upgrade is now available. This includes a July/August Sweepback utility. It is important that you ensure you have registered for EWSS using Manage Tax Registrations (under Other Services) in the main ROS screen. The qualifying criteria for claiming EWSS can be found here.


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BrightPay Customer Update: July 2020

Welcome to BrightPay's July update. Our most important news this month include:


3 Important Changes to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

As the economy slowly recovers and many businesses reopen their doors, new changes to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme have been introduced. It’s essential that employers keep up-to-date with these changes so that they know best how to manage their payroll as they bring employees back to work. 


What you need to know about Rehiring Employees

Where an employee previously laid off has been re-hired, the employee will qualify for the Wage Subsidy Scheme if their DEASP claim is ceased. Once you've added the employee back onto the payroll, you need to request an RPN for this employee the day before processing the payroll. As well as retrieving the employee’s tax credits and cut-off points, this will also inform Revenue that the employee has been rehired. Revenue will therefore know to issue an amended TWSS instruction, which needs to be downloaded from ROS again and re-imported into the payroll software.


7 Steps To Returning To Work After COVID-19 

On the 9th of May 2020, the Government published the Return to Work Safely Protocol. This sets out a number of steps for employers and workers to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. Here we have pulled out and summarised the key points that you need to be aware of moving forward.


BrightPay Connect: Streamlining Remote Working & Payroll Processing

The productivity and efficiency of your team are only as great as your remote working process, especially when it comes to payroll. With more employees continuing to operate from home, there are increased expectations of cloud access to payroll information.

BrightPay Connect’s user-friendly employee app is available to download on Android and iOS devices and allows employees to:

  • View their payslip library
  • Request annual leave on the go
  • Check their leave balance remaining
  • View past and scheduled leave
  • Access payroll & HR documents
  • Update personal details

COVID-19 Webinar - Did you miss it? Watch on-demand now 

During our most popular webinar, we looked at recent changes to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and the payroll implications of rehiring employees. We also broke down the Return to Work Safely Protocol and summarised it into 7 key points that employers need to be aware of. 


Posted byRachel HynesinCustomer Update