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PPP Revised Loan Forgiveness Application

On June 16, 2020, Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of the Treasury released updates and additional guidance for the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application to include the changes included with the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. Here...

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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

Originally published June 4, 2020.   On June 3, 2020, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which includes a number of important changes. It still needs to be signed into law and then we all get to wait for guidance on the...

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COVID-19 Law Update

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Since the enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18, new information and guidance has been released every few days, though still much slower than employers would like. We have summarized what...

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New York State Layoff Requirements

Employers in New York State that are forced to layoff their employees due to COVID-19 (or any other reason) should be aware of the following notification requirements under NY State law. All employers Must provide written notice to any employee who goes off the...

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New York Paid Sick Leave Benefits Law

2020-03-19 As a follow-up to our article yesterday, both the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the New York State Paid Leave Bill have been signed into law. The Federal law is effective on April 2, 2020 and we will provide much more information on...

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Minimum Wage Changes for NY

Under the terms of the New York State Budget, the minimum wage will rise under a phased-in schedule in different regions of the state. The budget language amended section 652 of the Labor Law, and follow the schedule detailed in the table below. General Minimum Wage...

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Health Care Reform – Automatic Enrollment

The postponement of the employer mandate or “shared responsibility provision” of Health Care Reform until 2015 was a welcome reprieve for many employers. It has led many organizations to browse through other Health Care Reform provisions and timelines. In doing so,...

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State Unemployment Insurance and its Impact on Employers

Jobless claims are nothing new for employers large and small. Especially in the turbulent Great Recession years, and, particularly between 2008 and 2010, the unemployment rate skyrocketed in many parts of the country and created a demand for unemployment insurance...

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