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Paycheck Protection Program: Q&A from the SBA & Treasury Dept.

on Apr 7, 2020 4:23:09 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll Benefits COVID-19
This morning, the SBA and the US Treasury Department released the following Q&A to address some frequently asked questions about the recently-passed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Below is that Q&A document, presented without edit: 
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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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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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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
Overview:
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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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Trump Signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act

on Mar 19, 2020 3:35:02 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources Benefits COVID-19
On Wednesday, March 19, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that was passed by both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives this week. Among other measures, the Act requires employers to provide paid leave for certain employees related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is set to take effect on April 2, 2020. We have provided an overview of the provisions here.
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Should it be Vacation Time or Just PTO?

on Jul 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Labor law Employees Human resources Benefits
Traditionally, employers offered separate paid time off benefits to employees, such as paid vacation, sick leave and personal days.  However, in the past decade, many companies have moved to a more flexible Paid Time Off or “PTO” benefit that incorporates all policies into one all-inclusive PTO plan. The debate as to whether employers benefit from offering PTO versus separate vacation, sick and personal leave plans is constantly being researched. In an effort to assist employers in making an informed decision in this regard, below are some advantages and disadvantages of combining the company’s separate paid time off benefits into a single Paid Time-Off (PTO) plan.
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How to Retain Key Employees with Bonus Packages

on Feb 14, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Benefits
Bonus packages have been on the rise in recent years. While typically associated with larger companies, more small businesses have been offering bonus packages in order to compete for more skilled workers. A properly implemented bonus plan can be highly motivating for employees and help increase the retention of your most valuable workers.
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