Reopening Western New York – A Four-Part Complimentary Webinar Series (Part 1)

By Freed Maxick on June 4, 2020
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In the first of a four-part series, this previously recorded webinar discusses the intricacies and implications of Western New York’s phased approach to reopening, as well as the effect of reopening on the relief programs available under the CARES Act.


Freed Maxick Tax Directors Jeff Zawada and Mark Stebbins discuss:

Employer Retention Credit

  • An overview of employer retention credit
  • What needs to be considered now that businesses are reopening
  • Visiting some key operation suspension dates in WNY and how it may impact your credit
  • Paycheck Protection Program

An overview of loan forgiveness

  • Considerations for eligible payroll costs and wage reduction
  • Considerations for full-time equivalency ratios
  • Considerations for 75% payroll/25% non-payroll limits
  • Additional considerations and planning

Bond attorneys Jay Organek and Peter Wiltenburg focus on:

Practical Concerns for Employers When Reopening

  • An overview of the state’s reopening guidance
  • Considerations for employers in repopulating the workplace
  • Practical compliance issues facing employers, including health screening, contact tracing and addressing employee concerns

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