Workforce Development & COVID-19 – Today’s Update
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April 15, 2020
Wage Reduction Requires Written Notification

Employers are using a variety of strategies to adapt to closed businesses or dramatic reductions in revenue. (layoffs, reduction in hours, reducing pay, etc.). One thing to remember – if you need to reduce an employee’s pay during the crisis you would be required to provide that employee a new Wage Acknowledgement Form. 
The law requires employers to give written notice of wage rates to each new hire.
An additional $200M in emergency food assistance will be available for low-income households enrolled in SNAP.

Click HERE to see if you're eligible for SNAP benefits
Governor Cuomo Mandates Employers Provide Masks for Certain Employees

On Monday, Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order requiring all essential employers to provide “face coverings” for any employee who has direct contact with the public. This mandate takes effect at 8:00 PM tonight, April 15. Failure to comply is a violation of §12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law. Last night, the NYS Department of Health posted guidance on how employers must comply with this order.

Read the NYS guidance HERE

The North Country Chamber of Commerce and SCORE will be hosting a webinar/call to discuss existing federal small business assistance programs:

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program
  • EIDL Cash Advance
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Date: Friday, April 17th
Time: 10:30am

**Unemployment Insurance**
Filing for Unemployment Insurance

Extended telephone filing hours as follows:
Monday through Thursday, 8am to 7:30pm.
Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Saturday, 7:30am to 8:00pm.

  • Click HERE for the link to our website
  • Click on Covid-19 Workforce Resources
  • Unemployment Insurance Information
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