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HR Alert: News on Paying for FFCRA Paid Leave

We recently posted about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which places financial burden on employers who are required to provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave to eligible employees, and in some circu…

NY Businesses In Financial Distress Should Contact Their Insurance Carriers Now

Insurance companies regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) are being urged to support businesses and consumers in the wake of COVID-19. We’re hearing many clients express concern about busin…

HR Alert: COVID-19 and The New Federal Law

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Employers will be particularly impacted by two portions of the Act: (1) Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion and (2) …

SBA Disaster Loans Available Now

With the COVID-19 crisis looming, the federal Small Business Administration has opened up the availability of disaster loans to businesses across Western New York including Erie, Niagara, Genesee, and other nearby counties…

HR Alert: Cuomo’s New Order 75% Workforce Reduction

UPDATE ON 3/19/2020:  Governor Cuomo announces at today’s press conference that he has increased the reduction in workforce from 50% to 75%. The new order will permit only 25% of a company’s workforce to be at a worksite. …

HR Alert: Paid Sick Leave In NYS

On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law paid sick leave legislation to guarantee pay for those under quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know with respect to paid leave and COVID-19: …

Employer FAQs About COVID-19

Be sure to check out our last post about what employers need to know about COVID-19. Here, we’re answering some of the most common questions that we’ve heard from our New York employer clients. Can employees be required to…

HR Alert: What Employers Need To Know About Coronavirus Now

The first case of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been confirmed in New York State.  In this post, we provide an overview of what New York employers need to know. Of course employers should monitor employee travel…
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