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3.3.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: NYS Updates

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Mar 3, 2021 | Comments Off on 3.3.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: NYS Updates

Today, the State Legislature is passing a short-term budget extender, indicating a continued lack of consensus on a budget deal. The extender allows the state government to continue operations while buying time for the Governor and Legislature to reach an agreement on a number of outstanding issues. As we

1.27.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Cuomo Lifts Zone Restrictions in WNY

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Jan 27, 2021 | Comments Off on 1.27.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Cuomo Lifts Zone Restrictions in WNY

Today, the State Legislature is passing a short-term budget extender, indicating a continued lack of consensus on a budget deal. The extender allows the state government to continue operations while buying time for the Governor and Legislature to reach an agreement on a number of outstanding issues. As we

1.25.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: PPP Round 2 Is Open & NYS Unemployment Insurance Update

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Jan 22, 2021 | Comments Off on 1.25.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: PPP Round 2 Is Open & NYS Unemployment Insurance Update

Today, the State Legislature is passing a short-term budget extender, indicating a continued lack of consensus on a budget deal. The extender allows the state government to continue operations while buying time for the Governor and Legislature to reach an agreement on a number of outstanding issues. As we

1.14.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Indoor Dining Can Resume

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Jan 14, 2021 | Comments Off on 1.14.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Indoor Dining Can Resume

Today, the State Legislature is passing a short-term budget extender, indicating a continued lack of consensus on a budget deal. The extender allows the state government to continue operations while buying time for the Governor and Legislature to reach an agreement on a number of outstanding issues. As we

1/12 Webisode: Relief Package 2.0 & Employee Vaccinations

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Jan 12, 2021 | Comments Off on 1/12 Webisode: Relief Package 2.0 & Employee Vaccinations

The new year brings new information employers need to know regarding COVID-19. Experts from Phillips Lytle LLP discuss how employers can better navigate two critical issues:

Details of the new COVID-19 Relief Package including:

1.11.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: NYS State of the State

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Jan 11, 2021 | Comments Off on 1.11.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: NYS State of the State

Today, the State Legislature is passing a short-term budget extender, indicating a continued lack of consensus on a budget deal. The extender allows the state government to continue operations while buying time for the Governor and Legislature to reach an agreement on a number of outstanding issues. As we

11/17 Webisode: New Guidelines for Out-of-State Travelers

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Nov 12, 2020 | Comments Off on 11/17 Webisode: New Guidelines for Out-of-State Travelers

NYS has changed protocols for people traveling to New York including state residents.

The new mandate was issued as part of an executive order by Governor Cuomo and allows people to test-out of quarantine.

8/26 Webisode: School’s Back (Mostly) What Employers Need to Know About Paid Leave

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Aug 27, 2020 | Comments Off on 8/26 Webisode: School’s Back (Mostly) What Employers Need to Know About Paid Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor published guidance concerning eligibility for paid leave and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance related to the reopening of schools.
The new mandate was issued as part of an executive order by Governor Cuomo and allows people to test-out of quarantine.

8/20 Webisode: Borrower Beware: Defending PPP Loans from After-the-Fact Gov’t Scrutiny

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Aug 20, 2020 | Comments Off on 8/20 Webisode: Borrower Beware: Defending PPP Loans from After-the-Fact Gov’t Scrutiny

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was a lifeline to many companies faced with the existential threat of an unknown pandemic.  But the prospect of “free money” by loan forgiveness comes with ever-evolving strings – including the possibility of an audit and scrutiny by federal agencies with the jurisdiction and political will to investigate borrowers’ eligibility and use of funds.

The new mandate was issued as part of an executive order by Governor Cuomo and allows people to test-out of quarantine.

7/23 Webisode: Contact Tracing – What Employers Need to Know

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Jul 27, 2020 | Comments Off on 7/23 Webisode: Contact Tracing – What Employers Need to Know

Employers know they play a critical role in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keeping Buffalo Niagara’s economy moving forward.
The new mandate was issued as part of an executive order by Governor Cuomo and allows people to test-out of quarantine.