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SAP Payroll & SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll Localizations: COVID-19 Legal Changes monitoring

++New Updates++

As of April 7th, 2020: Hungary, Slovakia.

As of April 4th, 2020: France, Ireland, Spain(Update), Sweden(Update).

As of April 3rd, 2020: Austria, Brazil(Update), Poland, Russia(Update), Spain(New and Update), South Africa, Sweden.

As of April 1st, 2020 : Canada, Italy, Spain(Update), Thailand.

As of March 31st, 2020 :  Brazil(Update), Germany(Update), France(New), Italy(Update), Malaysia(New), Romania(Update), Slovakia(Update), Thailand(Update), USA(Update).

As of March 27th, 2020 :  Argentina, Italy(Update), Norway, Thailand, Romania(Update).

As of March 26th, 2020 : USA(Update), Germany(Update).

As of March 25th, 2020 : Brazil, Russia(Update), Saudi Arabia(Update), Austria(Update), Hungary(Update).

As of March 24th, 2020 : Czech Republic, France Update, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, USA (Official Link).

As of March 23rd, 2020 : Spain, Saudi Arabia, Canada (Official Link).

 

During this unprecedented crisis, governments are moving quickly to try and contain the spread of COVID-19 worldwide at all levels. In preparation for the economic impact, new legal measures have already been announced by the authorities in many countries, effective immediately. Our whole team was already prepared and spared no effort to attend to the emergency that calls upon us: the implementation of legal measures to cope with the COVID-19.

With the intention to stand strong and provide you proper information about legal measures and available solutions to our localized product, we have decided to create this blog. 

What can you expect to find here?

  • Information about legal measures announced by government entities in those countries for which SAP has a standard localized payroll solution – the list will be clustered per region to facilitate its use.
  • An update of legal announcements published in the SAP ONE Support Launchpad “Announcement of Legal Change” . This will be based on the measures issued by the corresponding government in countries for which SAP has a standard localized payroll solution. You can easily find all Announcements by using in the Keyword filter “covid”

  • The SAP Note number can be derived from the link of SAP Announcement mentioned previously which is part of the table content below.
  • With your help and participation, an open and constructive forum where we can support each other in the middle of this emergency. At this point, we want to encourage all to work together and show solidarity. Please, feel free to write your comments in the corresponding section below.
  • Last but not least, our best goodwill to answer your questions related to the COVID-19 for the SAP localized payroll solutions within the context of our professional duty.

Our main objective is to stand active with you as we navigate our new normal with the hope, it’s only for a little while.

As we write this blog, other governments may have announced new legal measures in countries hit by the virus. Given how quickly the situation is evolving we would recommend that you regularly check this blog for the latest statements available under ++New Updates++ As of + date, which will be added at the top.

Every action counts and can make a big difference. We count on your valuable support and invite you to be part of this action.

Please, feel free to distribute this blog among your HR/Legal community.

Thank you.

Country Region Further details
Malaysia Asia Pacific

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

New Zealand Asia Pacific

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

Thailand Asia Pacific

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

Austria Europe

SAP Announcement

SAP Note 2904929

SAP Note 2904952

Czech Republic Europe SAP Announcement
France Europe

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

Germany Europe

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

Hungary Europe

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement 

SAP Announcement – New

Ireland Europe

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement 

 

COVID-19 Employer Refund Scheme

ebrief issued by Revenue

Italy Europe

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

Norway Europe SAP Announcement
Poland Europe

SAP Announcement – SAP Note 2902092

SAP Announcement

Portugal Europe

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

Romania Europe

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement 

Slovakia Europe

SAP Announcement 

SAP Announcement – New

Slovenia Europe

SAP Announcement 

SAP Announcement

Spain Europe

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

Sweden Europe SAP Announcement
Great Britain Europe SAP Announcement
Saudi Arabia Middle East

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

USA North America

Official Link 

SAP Announcement 

Canada North America

Official link

 

SAP Announcement

Russia Russia

SAP Announcement

 

SAP Note 2910561

Argentina Latin America

SAP Announcement

SAP Announcement

Brazil Latin America SAP Announcement
South Africa Africa

SAP Announcement

 

 

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  • This is excellent by SAP/SuccessFactors to be out in front and I volunteer to talk with product management for the US when the congress/house agree on a plan if there are any payroll impacts to help ensure the solution is delivered as painless as possible for US EC Payroll and SAP Payroll customers.

    We can not afford to have customers go through another W4 2020 disaster/fiasco roll out during this critical time.

  • Great job Ezkia! With all of the uncertainty and people working remotely it is essential to stay on top of critical communication especially related to payroll that impacts people so significantly! Appreciate your post and all of the hard work from everyone in Globalization services. Stay safe out there all!

  • Thank you for the timely information!

    Question please: Would SAP recommend US clients to wait for an OSS note or to go ahead and get something custom implemented? The USA link above goes to the IRS website and I couldn’t find anything for PY-US in the legal changes search, so we are unsure if SAP is still planning to release an announcement note?

      • Thank you again very much Ezkia! These are uncertain times and it is greatly appreciated that SAP is staying on top of this and keeping clients informed.

        Update 3/27: The USA note at the bottom says the business impact is only for employers with fewer than 500 employees – this is also what the IRS summary and the Treasury says.

        Looking at the bill that was passed (https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201 ) it seems that:

        • Emergency FMLA – Employers with fewer than 500 employees
        • Emergency Paid Sick LeaveEmployers with fewer than 500 employees and federal, state, and local public agencies

        Does SAP have any clarification on which clients will be affected, please? If government agencies are also impacted, then that would be a lot more.

        Thanks again!