Employee Tax Deferral

The President issued an executive memorandum regarding a payroll tax delay. The memorandum directs the Secretary of the Treasury to implement a delay of certain employees’ obligations to pay Social Security taxes. The payroll tax provision requires guidance to be issued by the Department of Treasury.

ESC Announces August New Hires 2020

Employer Services Corporation (ESC), announces multiple new hires to support their continued growth in providing Human Resource (HR) outsourcing services to small and mid-size businesses and nonprofit organizations. Genia Myers Collins joined ESC as the benefits team lead and Lauren Rutherford joined ESC has an HR business partner. Collins will coordinate and manage various benefits programs offered to ESC clients and their employees. Rutherford will provide support and advice to ESC clients in all areas of HR.

OSHA Increasing In-Person Inspections

Your Safety Plan OSHA has announced they are increasing the number of in-person inspections in all types of workplaces due to COVID-19, and they have made it known that they expect businesses to have an exposure/infectious disease control plan. You can begin to develop your business plan by completing the state’s safety plan template. Components … Continued

Road Map to Reopen Your Business

COVID-19 Road Map to Reopen Your NYS Business As we approach the date when businesses in NY  will be allowed to reopen and/or return to the work environment, outlining and communicating your return to work plan will ensure a smooth transition for your team. Here you will find templates to assist your organization in creating … Continued

Handling Your Emotions in a Pandemic: An ESC Webinar

ESC  hosts an interactive virtual presentation focused on strategies to manage stress during a crisis. Hear from ESC’s HR Business Partner Whitney Bower as she covers what stress during an outbreak can look like, how people respond differently to a crisis, ways to manage stress, mental health concerns, five self-care practices, and other resources available to employers.

PPP, Loan Forgiveness and Bringing Employees Back: An ESC/TSA Webinar

ESC  and Tronconi Segarra & Associates (TSA) hosted an interactive virtual presentation focused on federal stimulus programs and re-opening the workplace.   We heard from ESC’s Liz Warren and CPA’s Chuck Pezzino and Tom Masurek from the TSA COVID-19 team. Topics included details of the PPP, what employers need to do to qualify for loan forgiveness, creating a plan and a timeline for re-opening businesses, handling employee concerns, and a Q&A session.

Managing Remote Employees: An ESC Webinar

ESC hosted a virtual panel discussion on tips for managing remote employees. We heard from EVP & Chief People Officer Liz Warren and HR Business Partner Jessica Frattali. Topics of discussion included establishing guidelines, daily check-in’s and communication, common challenges and solutions, measuring productivity, and maintaining a team culture.

New Year, New Skills: Green Belt Training Announced for March 2020

As we embark on a new year and a new decade, it’s a great time to focus on new and cutting-edge skills to help take your team and your company to the next level. Meliora Consulting, ESC’s sister company, is pleased to announce its upcoming Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt training course, happening right here in Buffalo.