Happy 25th Birthday ESC

ESC Celebrates 25 Years in Business Today, April 28, 2020, ESC celebrates 25 years in business right here in Buffalo NY! A shoutout to all of our wonderful customers for trusting us with your most valuable asset, your employees. A sincere thank you to all of our dedicated employees, who have worked tirelessly to provide … Continued

Bringing Your Employees Back

Creating a Plan to Re-Open and Bring Your Employees Back An ESC  Zoom seminar Thursday, April 30,  2020 | 10 – 11 a.m. EST Overview Join our EVP and Chief People Officer, Liz Warren, for a detailed discussion on the steps to re-open your business: Establishing a timeline for your re-opening and return to work … Continued

Tips for Managing Remote Employees: An ESC Zoom Webinar

Tips for Managing Remote Employees An ESC  Zoom seminar Thursday, April 23,  2020 | 10 – 11 a.m. EST Overview Join our panel of experts for a detailed discussion of tips for managing remote employees: Establishing guidelines Daily check-in’s and communication Common challenges and solutions Measuring productivity Maintaining a team culture Seminar Panelists:     … Continued

Employee Safety & Communication During a Crisis

Join our panel of experts for a detailed discussion of best practices during a crisis. Topics for discussion include minimizing employee exposure to various hazards, key aspects of a preparedness and response plan, developing a documented risk assessemnt, creating a communication plan, connecting with your employees, and supporting your employees.

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 Response Act

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: 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.