Reopening Western New York – A Four-Part Complimentary Webinar Series (Part 2)

By Freed Maxick on June, 15 2020
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In the second of a four-part series, the professionals of Bond, Schoeneck & King and Freed Maxick discuss the practical challenges being faced by employers as the reopening process continues in Western New York.

Now that our region is in the middle of Phase Two, what have employers learned and how can they prepare for what’s ahead? Also, what should employers keep in mind as the rules governing forgiveness of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program continue to evolve?



Freed Maxick Audit Directors Christopher Eckert and Ryan Caster discuss:

Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act and Key Revisions to the PPP

  • Extension of covered period
  • Thresholds for payroll costs spent and possible “cliff” on forgiveness
  • Extension of loan terms for unforgiven amounts
  • Changes to rehire dates for FTE measurement

Main Street Lending Program Overview

  • Who is eligible to participate?
  • Lending options available
  • Certifications and covenants required
  • How to apply/timing of program

Bond attorneys Jay Organek and Riane Lafferty focus on:

Managing the Returning Workforce

  • Update on the state’s reopening guidance
  • Common issues for employers
  • Frequently asked questions

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