The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is evolving daily, and many companies are contemplating their response to help mitigate risks and do their part to prevent the spread of this virus. We are a people-first company, especially in situations like this, and are closely monitoring developments with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization.
Our services are cloud based, and our hosting partners have robust business continuity plans in place. The Attendance on Demand technology, its performance, and availability will not be impacted. Our planning concerns our essential service functions and personnel. We have identified critical roles, ensured coverage and backup, and expanded work-from-home capabilities and policies.
Biometric Device Information
Hand Punch – The GT-400 hand punch terminal is manufactured by Allegion is coated with an anti-microbial agent. This anti-microbial coating is rated to last for the life of the unit. We currently have no way of knowing if it will kill the COVID-19 virus on contact.
All of our biometric terminals can be reconfigured to allow employees to punch using just their Badge #. If you are interested in this or any alternative contactless or Mobile technologies please contact our support team at 1-212-777-7311, option 3.
We offer contactless RFID terminals that allow employees to record their time without actually coming into contact with communal time clocks.
We have several solutions for employees to record their work times via Employee Self service for PC, GPS-enabled Mobile apps for iPhone & Android, as well as online time sheets.
We can assure you that we have taken many steps to safeguard our business operations against an outbreak like this. Should the situation worsen in New York City, we are prepared to work exclusively from home and have the business systems and processes in place to keep operating normally. We appreciate your business and stand ready to assist in any way we can to help you manage through this situation.
We’ll continue to monitor this fluid situation and make adjustments as necessary to maintain a safe work environment for our employees and high-quality service to partners and clients.
Stay up to date on Families First Corona Virus Response Act
On Wednesday, March 18th, the President signed the Families First Corona Virus Response Act into law. Of special interest to us and our customers are the employer-related sections. Among other things, this law mandates emergency paid sick leave and paid FMLA to cover specific circumstances related to COVID-19. (It offers payroll tax credits to offset wages paid under these sections.)
Employers have until April 2, 2020 to implement this mandate. The DOL will publish employee notice samples within one week. We can also expect additional guidance on wage determination for variable hour workers and other clarifications from the Secretary of Labor.
Helpful links with information about the Act and Employer requirements.
- DOL Questions and Answers
- DOL Employer Requirements
- Text of the Act
- Article from the American Society of Employers
- Lawflash Alert by Morgan Lewis
Cleaning and Disinfecting Time Clocks
We recommend following manufacturer guidelines to clean and disinfect time clocks to protect employees from exposure to the Coronavirus through contact with clock surfaces. Use the links below to access cleaning recommendations for clocks.