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: An ESC Webinar

ESC hosted a virtual panel discussion on best practices for employee safety and communication during a crisis.  Topics included minimizing employee exposure to various hazards, key aspects of preparedness and response plan, developing a documented risk assessment, creating a communication plan, connecting with and supporting your employees.

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.

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