As is typical, everyone forgets about the work that Payroll does, out of sight and out of mind, until situations like this occur. All the current Subsidy payments to employees have to be processed through payroll so we are taking the stance that Payroll falls under the ‘Other Financial Services‘ category and are therefore an Essential Service, and as such we will continue to process payments for our clients regardless of the Alert Level.
We will carry on for as long as we have to but hope, like everyone else, that things return to normal sooner rather than later. As mentioned previously, we have closed our office and everyone is working from home and will do so until such time as we can come back together.
If you are not a client but struggling with your payroll, feel free to reach out to us as we might be able to help.