Changes to Paycheck Protection Program

House Passes Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act of 2020 As expected, the House passed H.R. 7010, their Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 yesterday. The Senate is expected to address its own PPP amendments bill when it returns from recess next week. If the bills the House and Senate pass are different, they will have … Continued

Maximizing Efficiency As Employees Return to Work: An LSS Approach

Maximizing Efficiency As Employees Return to Work: A Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Approach A Meliora Zoom seminar Thursday, June 4,  2020 | 10 – 11:00 a.m. EST Overview Whether your business has been open throughout the pandemic or you’re just beginning to re-open, now is a great time to re-think existing processes and execute some … Continued

Release of PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

Treasury/SBA Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions On Friday May 15, 2020 the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP … Continued

COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for NY

NY Summary of Reopening Guidelines May 21, 2020 As we continue to move in a positive direction with reopening the state, we wanted to share with you several important reminders in this ever-changing time. NYS has posted reopening guidelines, which can be found here. These guidelines pertain to both essential and non-essential business and all … Continued

Legal and People Issues Surrounding the Pandemic: An ESC/Gross Shuman PC Webinar

ESC’s Chief People Officer, Liz Warren, and Hugh C. Carlin, Esq., an attorney and shareholder with Gross Shuman PC, hosted a virtual panel discussion. The discussion focused on legal issues, people issues, and recommended best practices surrounding the anticipated return to the workplace in the WNY community.

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.