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We do payroll, HR, timekeeping and more for employers all over the country from a small, rural town in Upstate New York. And we're constantly publishing articles and other resources to help business owners, HR managers or anyone that helps manage a workforce. Welcome to Payroll Country!

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CARES Act: Updates to State & Federal Unemployment Benefits

on Apr 1, 2020 1:39:29 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll Benefits COVID-19
The recently-enacted C.A.R.E.S (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act provides some additional assistance to workers who have lost their employment due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 
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The Paycheck Protection Program - SBA Loans With Forgiveness

on Apr 1, 2020 12:09:15 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll COVID-19
The CARES Act, recently signed into law by President Trump, establishes a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program designed to provide relief to small businesses being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This article provides an overview of the program and instructions for small businesses who may want to apply.
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What We Know About the CARES Act So Far

on Mar 31, 2020 3:27:08 PM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources COVID-19
On Friday, March 27th, President Trump signed off on the C.A.R.E.S Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act), an unprecedented $2.2 trillion stimulus package intended to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  Details are still coming in, but below are some of the important high-level points. 
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How to Implement New York’s COVID-19 Work-From-Home Requirement

on Mar 26, 2020 9:50:21 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources COVID-19
Remote work positions have been growing in popularity for over a decade now, and many experts believed they were the future of the workforce—but thanks to a global crisis, most office-based businesses have been forced to install remote workforces with little other option. 
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Coronavirus: FFCRA "What If?" Grid for Employers and Employees

on Mar 24, 2020 1:30:00 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources Benefits COVID-19 FFCRA
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
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Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave for NYS Workers Impacted by COVID-19

on Mar 24, 2020 12:25:51 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Benefits COVID-19
On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed emergency legislation guaranteeing job protection and pay for New Yorkers who have been quarantined as a result of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. This includes paid sick leave and paid family leave for family care for workers and families in New York that have been impacted by COVID-19. We have detailed them here:
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More About the FFCRA Payroll Tax Credit

on Mar 24, 2020 12:06:39 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Payroll COVID-19
On Friday, March 20, the U.S. Treasury, IRS, and U.S. Department of Labor announced their plans for making the paid leave provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) less burdensome for small businesses. Key points include:
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What We Know So Far

on Mar 24, 2020 12:00:10 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources Benefits COVID-19
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020.  In the coming days and weeks, federal regulatory agencies, including the Department of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS), will provide guidance on how to execute or implement the new requirements. In the meantime, employers and advisors must rely on a good faith interpretation of the act’s text.
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Coronavirus: NY, CA, & PA Implement Strict Workforce Restrictions

on Mar 20, 2020 5:00:29 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources Benefits COVID-19
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About the NYS Shared Work Program to Avoid Layoffs

on Mar 20, 2020 5:00:19 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Benefits
New York State is encouraging employers to consider its Shared Work Program as an alternative to employee layoffs. With the program, employees can receive partial Unemployment Insurance benefits while working reduced hours. Full-time, part-time and seasonal employees are eligible. The Shared Work Program helps employers avoid some of the problems caused by a layoff. By keeping your employees during a temporary slowdown, you can ramp up quickly when business conditions improve. And you don't have to deal with the expense and added time of recruiting, hiring and training new employees. On top of that, you spare your employees the hardships of full unemployment.
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