The Importance of Having the Right Insurance Coverage for your Business

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No two businesses are alike, even if they provide their customers the same types of products or services. But one thing that every business has in common is the need for the right insurance coverage to address the exposures an organization faces daily. Commercial Insurance in all its different forms is vital no matter what […]

Daylight Saving Committed to a Cleaner, Greener Orange County

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Orange County NY was the first County in NYS to become a Certified Climate Smart Community back in 2013, and like much of NYS has committed to establishing a cleaner energy economy. The majority of funding for these changes has been through NYSERDA’s Cleaner Greener Communities Program. Our community has acknowledged and taken steps to […]

Five Simple Tips to Maintain Positive Cash Flow in Your New Business

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When it comes to finances, the difference between success and failure is often the ability to maintain a positive cash flow. We have this goal in our everyday lives: we seek to earn enough to pay the bills each month while saving strategically for long-term investments that will fuel future growth. The same is true […]

The CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program

Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP March 30, 2020 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Paycheck Protection Program will likely be one of the more popular programs included in the federal stimulus bill that was just signed into law. Congress wants to help small business employers maintain high employment by offering loans from Small […]

5 Tips to Keep Your Business Safe

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Coronavirus cases are steadily growing across North America while millions of people are getting used to the new normal of social distancing and self-quarantine. And guess what? Hackers are having a field day. On March 16th, cybercriminals tried to break into the Department of Health and Human Services’ website looking for network vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, phishing attacks have […]

The CARES Act: What Employers Need to Know About the Historic Stimulus Package

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On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, intended to stimulate the national economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill would provide $2 trillion in direct financial assistance to Americans, ease access to loans and other economic assistance to businesses of all […]

Paycheck Protection Program, SBA Loan Program Expanded in CARES ACT

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On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law, providing an unprecedented level of emergency assistance for individuals, families and businesses affected by the coronavirus epidemic. The legislation includes a new loan program – the Paycheck Protection Program administered through the SBA – that provides up to $349 billion […]

How Social Media Is Shaping Our Fears of — and Response to — the Coronavirus

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BY ALEJANDRO DE LA GARZA MARCH 16, 2020 As many school districts across the nation close to prevent the spread of COVID-19, social media groups and comments sections are becoming ground zero for intense arguments over whether such measures are warranted. “Classic overreaction,” wrote one Facebook user, remarking on a March 4 decision by Washington […]

Updates related to employment, utilities, education, testing capacity, and more, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

TESTING CAPACITY The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially approved New York State to authorize 28 labs to test for novel coronavirus. This will increase capacity from 3,000 to about 6,000 tests per day in the coming week. TELE-HEALTH DURING COVID-19 The Governor announced that the State Department of Financial Services will require insurance […]

STATE LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS ON COVID-19

A number of bills have been introduced to address needs and concerns relating to the COVID-19 outbreak: S7932 Prohibits price gouging with respect to medical supplies during a public health emergency. S7996A Guarantees that any school that chooses to close due to COVID-19 concerns does not lose state funding under the 180 day law. S2520C Provides interest-free loans […]