Last updated: April 3, 2020 10:00 am
The purpose of this page is to serve as a resource for our payroll clients. Relevant information as it relates to Coronavirus/Covid-19 and it’s impact on your employment and operations will be posted here.
Please check this page often as updates will be posted frequently. It’s important to read each section fully as it relates to your employees, their benefits and your business operations.
These updates affect all current employees including those reporting to work, working in the field, working from home and directed to stay home.
Paycheck Protection Loan Application: available here
SBA (Small Business Administration) web site: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
Unemployment flow chart: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/cares-act-need-to-know-flowchart.pdf
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions
Department of Labor Guidance: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20200324
Governor of New York Executive Orders
The Governor of NY is continuing to sign executive orders that immediately impact the operations of business in NYS. These executive orders can be found here.
Under the Governor's Executive Orders, as it relates to business operations:
- Each employer shall reduce the in-person workforce at any work location by 100% no later than March 22 at 8 p.m. Any essential business or entity providing essential services or functions shall not be subject to the in-person restrictions.
- Empire State Development Corporation has issued guidance as to which businesses are determined to be essential. Although not currently executed by the Governor this Executive Order is anticipated to include a detailed definition of essential versus nonessential businesses and entities.
All employees should be notified of their employment status.
New York State Legislation
New State Legislation has been passed as it relates to “Quarantine Leave”, “Paid Sick Leave” and other employer/employee benefits. This legislation can be found here.
This bill responds to the Coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.
This bill was signed into law on March 18, 2020. We are working diligently to understand the federal assistance that is available as a result of this new bill.
Employees may be eligible for unemployment. Unemployment resources are available here.
Additional resources and further information:
Information is constantly changing from the Federal and State government. Please click on these links for updated information as time goes on.
Should you need additional information or have questions, please contact Martha at 315-824-2811.