While BrightPay remains a desktop solution, the software can be installed at ten different locations on ten different PCs or laptops. BrightPay payroll files can be accessed remotely through cloud environments like a shared server, Google Drive or Dropbox. This flexibility will allow users to continue to operate their payroll as normal. In addition, you can log into your BrightPay Connect account to view your payroll information at any time. Read our step-by-step guide that explains how to use BrightPay when working remotely.
The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) replaced the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) from 1st September 2020 and is expected to continue until 31st December 2021. Where the scheme is being operated, an indicator will be included on the payroll submission (PSR) to indicate that an employee is an eligible employee for EWSS. On receipt of your payroll submission, Revenue will then determine the applicable subsidy amount payable.
All employers who availed of the TWSS should have received a Statement of Account in their ROS inbox on Monday 22nd March 2021. Employers will have until the 30th of June 2021 to review the detailed information and accept the reconciliation amounts. Once you have accepted the reconciliation calculation, you will either be paid any additional amount due to you by Revenue or be required to repay any amount that you owe to Revenue.
The Government’s 'Work Safely Protocol' sets out a number of measures employers must consider as they reopen their businesses and bring staff back to work safely, such as designating a Lead Worker Representative, providing COVID-19 induction training for employees and developing a COVID-19 Response Plan. BrightPay's sister product, Bright Contracts, has been updated to include a template COVID-19 Response Plan. This document is the perfect starting point for any small employer getting to grips with COVID-19 and preventative workplace measures.
All of our staff can perform their roles from home, and all staff are issued with laptops and access to our phone and email systems. Our customer support is still very much open for business and we will continue to support our customers through the COVID-19 pandemic. Apologies if you hear any domestic background noise while talking to a support operative. This may be unavoidable and we ask that you bear with us for the duration. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our customer support team here.
During this webinar, we discuss what you need to know about the extension of the EWSS, including enhanced eligibility rules. Plus, we will highlight important tips to remember as you return to the workplace (and what mistakes you should avoid).