SBA Releases Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application

SBA has released the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application — available here. Costs Eligible for Forgiveness The application provides the following instructions: Eligible payroll costs. Payroll costs paid and payroll costs incurred during the eight-week (56-day) Covered Period (or Alternative Payroll Covered Period) (“payroll costs”). Payroll costs are considered paid on the day that […]

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Re-Opening Phase 1: Construction

New York has issued rules for the re-opening of construction as a part of Phase 1.  Eligible construction includes: Building Equipment Contractors, Building Finishing Contractors, Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors, Highway, Street and Bridge Construction, Land Subdivision, Nonresidential Building Construction, Residential Building Construction. and Utility System Construction. Construction Guidelines for Employers and Employees Available at the link above, New York […]

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Update To Regional Re-Opening

The May 12th update to the Regional COVID-19 Metrics shows that four regions are now eligible to open on May 15th: Finger Lakes Mohawk Valley North Country Southern Tier Central New York Region inched closer to meeting the minimum COVID-19 testing rate (30 per 1,000 residents per month).

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Reopening New York

Today Governor Cuomo alerted everyone that re-opening New York will start on Friday. It was nice that the Governor selected a photo of Skaneateles Lake in the summer. The docks are ready! Each region should prepare for the re-opening. Ready to open means the number of hospitalizations and infection rates are declining and that a […]

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An Update to New York’s Regional Re-Opening Plan

Governor Cuomo outlined new criteria for regional re-opening today. Per his comments and a release by the Governor’s office, the State will monitor four core factors in determining if a region can re-open. A region must have: 1. 14 days of decline in total net hospitalizations (on a 3-day rolling average). In regions with few […]

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Governor Cuomo Announces Criteria for Regional Re-Opening

On April 28, 2020, Governor Cuomo set forth criteria for a regional reopening of the state from the mandatory closures imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The regions are: • Capital Region • Central New York • Finger Lakes • Mid-Hudson Valley • Mohawk Valley • New York City • North Country • Long Island • […]

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Prevailing Wages for Publicly Subsidized Projects in New York

The FY2021 New York State Budget adopts provisions requiring prevailing wages on certain construction projects receiving public benefits. The law, codified at Section 224-a of the Labor Law, applies to construction work on projects with total construction costs over $5 million with public funds providing at least thirty percent of the total construction costs. If […]

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