Paycheck Protection Program and PEO’s

The SBA has acknowledged that businesses who partner with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), such as ESC, do not file the standard 941 and 940 payroll tax filings reports under their own employer registration numbers (EIN).  The Treasury Department posted the following guidance on in their PPP Frequently Asked Questions publication.

Coronavirus Update: Cares Act PPP, NYS Unemployment, Sick & Medical Leave

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: State and Federal Leave Plans

State and Federal Leave Plans Affected by COVID-19 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, … Continued

Coronavirus Update: In-Person Work Environment Restrictions

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: Essential Businesses

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: Onsite Workforce, FMLA, Unemployment Claims

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.

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.

The Five Steps of Coaching & Progressive Discipline

Coaching and progressive discipline is the process for both dealing with teaching employee’s new skills as well as dealing with job-related behavior that does not meet expected performance standards. The primary purpose of progressive discipline is to assist the employee to understand that a performance problem or opportunity for improvement exists. The goal of this process is to have the employee improve their performance to average or above-average expectations, but sometimes this doesn’t happen. In these instances, there must be a commitment to move forward with a separation or the entire process becomes meaningless.

Do you need a written PTO policy?

The Importance of Having a Written PTO Policy Employment law does not mandate the allowance of paid time off (PTO) to employees for events such as vacations, personal time, and sick days.  It is, however, a best practice of  Employers of Choice. Employers have flexibility regarding the amount of time off, if any, they will offer to … Continued