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Manufacturing Council Hosts: Navigating lending, tax law changes and the future of PPP

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Jun 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Manufacturing Council Hosts: Navigating lending, tax law changes and the future of PPP

The Manufacturing Council hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the future of COVID-19 related governmental financial assistance and lending opportunities for local businesses.

The federal government is supplementing the original Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and new United States Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) guidance is released on a continuous basis.

Manufacturing Council Hosts: Employer Liability Protection

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | May 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Manufacturing Council Hosts: Employer Liability Protection

The Manufacturing Council hosted a virtual meeting for all local employers, especially in the manufacturing sector, who are concerned about facility safety standards and employee safety in an ever changing business and regulatory climate.

5/20 Webisode: NYS Reopening Guidelines: HR & Legal Implications

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | May 20, 2020 | Comments Off on 5/20 Webisode: NYS Reopening Guidelines: HR & Legal Implications

The Partnership hosted a webisode to review reopening guidelines and the safety business plan template.

NYS released industry specific guidelines for the reopening of businesses, which include a Business Safety Plan Template. Having a clear and available safety plan will be a critical part of the reopening process for businesses.

5/1 Webisode: NYS Shared Work Program – Retain Employees During a Slowdown

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | May 16, 2020 | Comments Off on 5/1 Webisode: NYS Shared Work Program – Retain Employees During a Slowdown

The economic impacts of COVID-19 are affecting Buffalo Niagara businesses and their workforce. Fortunately, there are state programs to help – The NYS Shared Work Program helps employers avoid some of the problems caused by a layoff.

5/7 Manufacturing Council Meeting: Inside COVID-19 – Operational Protocols

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | May 7, 2020 | Comments Off on 5/7 Manufacturing Council Meeting: Inside COVID-19 – Operational Protocols

The Partnership hosted a special Manufacturing Council meeting on safe operating practices in the wake of COVID-19.

Safe facility and operational management are critical focal points for both the remainder of the New York State on PAUSE order and the wider reopening of the regional economy to come.

5/6 Webisode: WNY Impact Survey Results

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | May 6, 2020 | Comments Off on 5/6 Webisode: WNY Impact Survey Results

The Partnership hosted a webisode to review updates to the Paycheck Protection Program and explain the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

4/10 Webisode: SBA Loan Facts – EIDL and the Paycheck Protection Program

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Apr 10, 2020 | Comments Off on 4/10 Webisode: SBA Loan Facts – EIDL and the Paycheck Protection Program

Two federal loan programs are now open and available to employers to help stabilize businesses reeling from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webisode: COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Details & The Business Impact

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Mar 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Webisode: COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Details & The Business Impact

President Trump and Congress have passed a massive $2 trillion stimulus package in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that is devastating large segments of the United States economy.

The Partnership organized a webisode with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to breakdown the stimulus package and help employers better understand what’s included to help your business, your employees, and the Buffalo Niagara economy recover in the long run.

Webisode: New Paid Leave Policies for COVID-19: Clarity for Employers

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Mar 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Webisode: New Paid Leave Policies for COVID-19: Clarity for Employers

The federal and state governments have passed sweeping paid leave policies for workers impacted by COVID-19, aka the corona virus. In response, the Partnership organized a webisode for local employers on 3/25/20 to provide clarity around these new mandates and to help them prepare to take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their employees. Some questions that were answered included:

Webisode – COVID-19 Latest Updates for Employers from Phillips Lytle 3.20.20

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Mar 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Webisode – COVID-19 Latest Updates for Employers from Phillips Lytle 3.20.20

The Partnership organized a ZOOM call for our Manufacturing Council members with Phillips Lytle LLP on Friday, 3/20. Craig Bucki, discussed the legal implications of the New York State Executive Order on COVID-19 workforce reduction.