Coronavirus Response Act | HR Outsourcing | ESC | Buffalo

Family First Coronavirus Response Act Today, April 1, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act takes effect.  Under this Federal program, employees are now eligible to take leave for a qualifying need related to a public health emergency.  This program requires continuation of the employee’s wages directly by the employer, which can be offset by … Continued

Coronavirus Update March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Alert CARES Act PPP, NYS Unemployment, Sick & Medical Leave Expansion Programs in response to the COVID-19 situation continue to be enacted and guidance continues to evolve. Please click on the following links for: Information from the US Chamber of Commerce summarizing the assistance available to businesses under the Payroll Protection Program of the … Continued

Coronavirus Update March 23 2020

At this point in time, not all of the criteria has been completely spelled out regarding Federal and State leave plans.  This is an overview of the Federal and State leave plans. Within the document, you will find a Summary of H.R. 6201, COVID-19 Federal Relief Legislation, NYS Legislation Guaranteeing Job Protection & Sick Time, … Continued

Coronavirus Update March 20th 2020

Effective March 21, 2020, at 8 p.m. and until further notice, all barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors, and related personal care services will be closed to members of the public. This includes nail technicians, cosmetologists and estheticians, and the provision of electrolysis, and laser hair removal services.

Coronavirus Update March 19 2020

Coronavirus Update Friday, March 19, 2020 NYS Update: During his public address on 3/19/2020, Governor Cuomo announced he will be revising the executive order directing non-essential businesses to implement work-from-home policies. Governor Cuomo stated non-essential businesses that rely on in-office personnel must decrease their in-office workforce from 50% to 75%. This executive order goes into … Continued

Coronavirus Update March 18th 2020

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced an agreement on the paid sick leave bill for those impacted by the virus. The provisions are set to take place immediately upon passage. As soon as this is finalized, we will provide updated information.

Working Remotely: Establishing a Policy

As we continue to learn about CVOID-19, many employers are turning to remote environments to run their day to day business in the interim. As you explore this opportunity we wanted to provide you with some thought-provoking guidelines in an effort to assist you with creating a policy for your business.

ESC Coronavirus Alert: Recommended Protocols for Employers

An ESC Special Alert:  Employer Recommended Protocols for COVID-19 As you know, the World Health Organization, classified the virus as a pandemic due to the number of cases worldwide.  In order for anything to change locally,  the CDC or a state or local government entity would also need to make a similar designation for additional … Continued

ESC Welcomes New Team Members

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.
David P. McNall joined ESC as an HR business partner and Cassie Stefanik joined ESC as an HR specialist.

2020: New HR Challenges in a New Decade

Join Employer Services Corporation (ESC) and Gross Shuman P.C. for a lively panel discussion on the newest HR challenges and legal issues confronting employers in 2020. Topics to include expansion of NYS Sexual Harassment & Anti-Discrimination Laws, handling the flu, Coronavirus, and other illnesses in the workplace; NYS and marijuana; hiring a competitor’s employee, and more.