WE. ARE. HERE.

This is a very difficult and uncertain time for everyone, but we are not losing sight of the longevity of our company. We are here to help guide you through this and remain committed to doing what’s best for our Saltwater Restaurant family.

 

We will continue to be in communication with schedules and details of getting back to normal…which we will. Our strength is in our people, and we'll get through this together.

 

 – Nick Sarra

Chief Operating Officer

News & Updates from our COO

IMPORTANT EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

How do I file for "Reemployment Assistance" aka unemployment?


This will provide you with temporary financial benefits. It is not just for those unemployed… It also benefits those with loss of income or reduction of hours. GO TO: FLORIDAJOBS.ORG > scroll down until you see the REEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE box and click CONNECT... or just Click Here Don’t be overwhelmed. It’s user-friendly and easy with great video tutorials to get you through it. Don’t know if you apply? The new CARE Act temporarily lifted qualifications and will now cover some individuals that previously did not meet qualifications. If you were not eligible before, reapply again. The State of Florida has released this new Q&A sheet that is very helpful to clarify any questions. Spanish version: floridajobs.org/espanol




Where do I get my W2 or paystubs?


Log into your Employee PayCor account: Click Here

If you have never set up your Paycor acct, or do not know your login:

  • Send an email to: payroll@jelydestin.com
  • Include FULL LEGAL NAME and EMPLOYER LOCATION
  • You will receive an email with further instructions




Bank, Car Loans, and Credit Card Assistance


Many banks and lenders are offering assistance programs for those who have been affected, including loan modifications, deferred payments, and waiving fees. Please contact your bank or lender to take advantage of any assistance that may apply to you.

For a helpful list of credit cards offering assistance programs: Click Here




Misc. Resources and Helpful Links - Updated 3/31


Florida Department of Children and Families – DCF COVID-19 Information

Apply for Florida Food Stamps and other benefits

KidCare (reduced health insurance for kids 0-18 for parents who do not qualify for Medicaid).

Veteran Employees

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program was created to provide financial assistance to all Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard who are experiencing a financial setback due to the negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic: Click Here

Parents

All students in Okaloosa county schools can download Microsoft Office 365 for up to 5 computers… for FREE! Click here

More Helpful Articles/Links:

Coping with an inturuption income

Resiliance during an outbreak

CDC: Stress & Coping During COVID-19




Mortgage Payment Assistance


The federal government is ordering mortgage companies to allow people who have lost their job or income to make reduced payments or to skip payments. But you can't just stop paying your bills! You need to call your lender. If you're a homeowner, for example, you call the company that you normally send your mortgage check to every month. You tell them you are having a financial hardship because of the coronavirus and work with them on payment plan options. Call times may be long, but be patient and persistant.




Gulf Power Bill Relief Announcement


Gulf Power to provide bill relief during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Subject to Florida Public Service Commission approval, beginning May 1, Gulf Power plans to issue a one-time decrease of approximately 40% for the typical residential customer bill as a result of lower fuel costs. “At Gulf Power, we understand how critical it is – particularly at a time like now – for you to have the reliable service that you count on, each and every day. We also understand that, at this moment, savings on your bill can be especially valuable," said Gulf Power President Marlene Santos. “While traditionally these types of savings are spread out, we know that many people in our communities are struggling right now and every penny counts. We want to do what we can to keep as much money as possible in our customers’ pockets, and we believe this is the best way to provide customers with much-needed money as we all navigate through this difficult and unsettling time together.” In Florida, fuel savings are typically refunded to customers over the remainder of the year to provide level, predictable bills. However, given the emergent and significant financial challenges facing many customers due to COVID-19, GulfPower will instead seek to give customers the total annual savings in their May bill. Business customers will also see a significant one-time decrease in May, depending on usage and rate class. Responding to COVID-19 pandemic For customers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19, Gulf Power has resources available at GulfPower.com/Help, or the company can connect customers with resources available from federal, state and local authorities. To further assist customers, Gulf Power is also implementing the same policies that it does during major crises events, including suspending electrical disconnections and providing payment extensions for customers in a hardship situation. These policies will remain in effect while Florida is under a state of emergency.




When do I get my Stimulus Check?


All U.S. residents with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 ($150,000 married), who are not a dependent of another taxpayer and have a work eligible social security number, are eligible for the full $1,200 ($2,400 married) rebate. In addition, they are eligible for an additional $500 per child. This is true even for those who have no income, as well as those whose income comes entirely from non-taxable means-tested benefit programs, such as SSI benefits. For the vast majority of Americans, no action on their part will be required in order to receive a rebate check as IRS will use a taxpayer’s 2019 tax return if filed, or in the alternative their 2018 return. This includes many low-income individuals who file a tax return in order to take advantage of the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. The rebate amount is reduced by $5 for each $100 that a taxpayer’s income exceeds the phase-out threshold. The amount is completely phased-out for single filers with incomes exceeding $99,000, $146,500 for head of household filers with one child, and $198,000 for joint filers with no children. BEWARE OF SCAMS RELATED TO THIS! We will try to update you on when you can expect to see these funds, but you can also find any updates or questions about this on the IRS Website as it becomes available.




Postitive and Motivational Links


To lighten the mood, we'll update this section with links that might bring some positive light. Some Good News | Facebook Video with John Krasinski YOU WILL GET THROUGH IT | An eye-opening video about the hard times in life TEDTalks.com | a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading PickTheBrain.com | A comprehensive collection of self improvement articles focusing on productivity, motivation, and confidence Will Smith's Life Advice | YouTube video to how you can overcome fear, doubt and people not believing in you Explore.org | live nature cameras featuring many animals such as puppies, kittens (and tigers), marine animals, and more




Employer Information for Reemployment Assist


For a helpful reference of your Employer Information when applying for Reemployment Assist: CLICK HERE





If you have ANY additional questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact your General Manager… they are here to help you through this as well. 

WE. ARE. HERE.

For any additional issues

beyond your control....

Without any doubt, these home office employees are offering their help,

ANYTIME.

Text or Call

WE. ARE. HERE. 

Clint Rogers, Director of Operations

Personal Cell: 850-685-5511

 

Misty Rae, Marketing Director

Personal Cell: 330-705-8383

 

Penny Wahab, Assistant to COO

Personal Cell Phone: 504-715-4425

Hang tight... we'll be back at it soon - and better than ever.