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COVID-19 Business Bulletin: 3/18/20

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is committed to providing employers with the latest information and resources to help you deal with COVID-19 and its impact on our community, state and nation.  This communication will be the first in a frequent series from the Partnership. Our resource page is being regularly updated to provide

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SBA Disaster Loans: COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 in designated states and territories. New York has applied for such a designation and is waiting on approval from the federal government.

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Paid Sick Leave: COVID-19 Update

Update: 3/19/20 Today the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo will approve time off policies for employees under precautionary or mandatory quarantine. These policies are effective immediately. Employers with 10 or fewer employees must provide unpaid leave to an employee under quarantine Employers with 10 or fewer employees with

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