Reopening Western New York – A Four-Part Complimentary Webinar Series (Part 3)

By Freed Maxick on July, 7 2020
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In the third of a four-part series, the professionals of Bond, Schoeneck & King and Freed Maxick discussed 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 Three, businesses are tasked with administering and adhering to new state-required safety protocols. What potential traps await businesses in this new landscape? What risks are inherent in implementing workplace safety plans? Finally, as the rules governing forgiveness of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program continue to evolve, how can employers best repopulate the workplace to maximize loan forgiveness?


Freed Maxick Audit Director Joseph M. Aquino and Risk Management Director Sanath Rajapakse discussed:

Managing Enterprise Risks in the Post-COVID World

  • How to identify, assess and prioritize risks based on revised strategic and operational objectives
  • Aligning risk responses and monitoring for compliance and effectiveness

PPP and the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act

  • Recap and recent updates
  • New EZ Forgiveness Application and Criteria
  • New Interim Final Guidance on Payroll Costs and Compensation

Bond attorneys Riane Lafferty and Mitchell Banas focused on:

Best Practices for Minimizing Liability During Reopening

  • Update on Western New York phased reopening
  • Potential liability to employees when reopening
  • Potential liability to non-employees
  • Addressing complaints to government agencies

Assistance and Guidance from Freed Maxick

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