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Members-Only Webisode: Capital Conversations – NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WATCH Webisode with NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins About this Webinar: The Buffalo Niagara Partnership hosted a Capital Conversations event with New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Thursday, October 22nd. The Majority Leader discussed the fiscal impact of COVID-19 on New York State including options for addressing the state’s massive revenue

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

9/8/20 UPDATE:  The U.S. Department of Labor published guidance concerning eligibility for paid leave and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance related to the reopening of schools. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for workers and employers about qualifying for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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Manufacturing Council Hosts: Adapting Re-Entry Policies During COVID-19

The Manufacturing Council hosted a virtual meeting to discuss adapting workplace policies, practices and procedures to address the real concerns of employees and clients who come on site. Businesses face a host of challenges in reopening during the COVID-19 public health emergency. One of the biggest: Adapting workplace policies, practices,

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8.10 COVID-19 Bulletin: President’s Executive Orders

President’s Executive Orders As negotiations over another federal stimulus package have stalled on Capitol Hill, President Trump issued several Executive Orders over the weekend. The moves have a direct impact on both employers and employees, although the legality of the President’s actions is being challenged. As a result, much remains

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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. Part of that responsibility includes working hand-in-hand with county health departments to effectively deploy contact tracing if an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19. In response, The Partnership hosted a

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6.29 COVID-19 Bulletin: WNY Cleared to Enter Phase 4 Tomorrow

UPDATE: WNY Cleared to Enter Phase 4 Tomorrow  Western New York has been approved to enter Phase 4 of reopening tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30th. New York State released Guidelines for Phase 4 Industries last week. The guidelines issued for Phase 4 industries also include a Business Safety Plan Template. Having a clear and

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6.15 COVID-19 Bulletin: WNY Cleared for Phase 3 Reopening

UPDATE: WNY Cleared for Phase 3 Reopening New York State has cleared Western New York to reopen Phase 3 of our economy tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Phase 3 industries are as follows: Food Services Personal Care Guidance for Phase 3 industries can be found HERE. Phase 3 business join

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