ECA member firm Rose & Kiernan has shared information regarding the new workers comp code that became effective Friday, May 1, 2020 and is applicable to policies starting March 16, 2020. Payments made to employees temporarily reassigned as a result of a request or direct order by civil authorities are to be reported to Code 8873 "Telecommuter Reassigned Employees" for the actual duration of the reassignment, not to exceed thirty (30) days after the expiration or revocation of the aforementioned order by civil authorities. Code 8873 applies to employees who are unable to report to their regular place of business at the instruction of civil authorities and are either: (i) idle and not performing any work duties; or (ii) performing clerical work duties at home. Separate payroll records must be kept for this reclassification to be authorized. For more information and links to resources, you can also check out Rose & Kiernan's blog post here.