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Extensions and Updates to FFCRA and PPP: What Employers Should Know

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 signed by President Trump is a $1.4 trillion spending package that includes government funding and a variety of COVID-19 relief to families, businesses and other stakeholders. In many ways, this legislation can be interpreted as an extension of or update to existing programs that were established by the FFCRA and CARES Act. In this article we've outlined what's likely to be most important for employers.
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New York Minimum Wage Increases Scheduled for 2021

on Dec 22, 2020 10:01:10 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Salaries Payroll
Employers in New York are subject to different minimum wages, allowable tip credits, and minimum exempt employee salaries based on where employees work and what kind of work they do. The wage increases listed below take effect on December 31, 2020.
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US Chamber of Commerce Guide to PPP Forgiveness and Application

on May 22, 2020 9:42:42 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources COVID-19
A main concern among small businesses has been the Paycheck Protection Program and it's many complicated moving parts, particularly when it comes to PPP forgiveness. At long last, both the PPP Forgiveness Application and a guide to understanding it are finally here. 
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New I-9 Policy Due to COVID-19

on May 18, 2020 2:39:25 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources COVID-19
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a temporary policy to allow employers to accept expired List B documents when completing the Form I-9 beginning May 1. This policy is intended to account for the fact that many people are unable to renew their driver’s licenses or state ID cards at this time due to stay-at-home orders. While some states have extended the expiration of drivers’ licenses and state identification cards, which are common List B documents, others have not. The temporary policy addresses both situations.
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Attorneys Kevin Wicka and Jake Piorkowski Discuss CARES Act and PPP

on Apr 8, 2020 4:22:19 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources COVID-19
CJ was joined by two attorneys for a comprehensive conversation about the COVID-19 pandemic and the options currently available for employers and employees alike through the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program. Kevin Wicka and Jake Piorkowski from The Tarantino Law Firm in Buffalo, New York shared their timely and relevant insights that's sure to be valuable to anyone that runs a business or manages employees.
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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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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 | 2 Comments | 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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