To do this, we will be making a few changes that will help us check in with our clients more consistently, while keeping you and our team members safe. Here are some of the things we are doing:
- We have ensured that there will be no disruption in our service to you. All of our employees are fully equipped to work remotely. Our IT infrastructure is backed up and secured.
- We'll be prohibiting any visitors from entering our offices until further notice. This measure protects any employees that will be onsite.
- All of our phone lines will work as you are used to. We ask you to please leave a message to ensure all calls are returned.
Thank you for your understanding as we take these precautionary steps. If you have any concerns, please reach out to your SCS Account Executive. Additionally, keep checking this page as we will continue to update it.
Helping Our Long Island Families with Island Harvest
We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Island Harvest to collect donations in support of the Long Island community, with our mission of “families helping families” in mind. With just a $25 donation, meals for 3 to 4 days can be supplied to children, seniors, veterans, and families across Long Island! We invite you to join us in donating whatever you can, our community needs our help now more than ever.
Updates & Resources
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the United States, there has been a massive upheaval of the American workplace. Employers have found themselves drafting and implementing policies and procedures addressing a wide array of issues including remote work, layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts, workplace conditions and many more.
The purpose of this tool is to assist employers in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to protect vulnerable workers. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
The U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) recently released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application (Application) and instructions (Instructions) for small businesses to use when applying for PPP loan forgiveness with their lender. The release of this Application has been much-anticipated by U.S. small businesses that were able to secure financial relief through the PPP, as many were wondering about the next steps with regard to PPP loan forgiveness.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compels employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who need it. These accommodations can be straightforward and may include installing a wheelchair ramp or adding text-to-voice software on a computer. In many cases, the accommodation needed for an employee to perform their job is obvious.
New York state has enacted a sick leave law that, depending on their size, requires employers to provide between 40 and 56 hours of paid leave per year for reasons relating to the health of the employee or the employee’s family. Employers with fewer than five employees and an annual income under $1 million may satisfy the law’s leave requirement by providing unpaid leave of 40 hours annually.
Fatigue occurs when an individual does not get enough sleep or quality sleep. It can impair one’s ability to safely perform tasks, including driving. Driver fatigue may be triggered by a lack of adequate sleep, long work hours, strenuous work or non-work activities—or a combination of other factors.
According to cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, 205,280 organizations around the globe reported experiencing a ransomware attack in 2019—a 41% increase over 2018. This fact not only illustrates that ransomware attacks are on the rise, but it also underscores the need for organizations to act to prevent such attacks from impacting their operations. Especially when we consider just how many employees are currently working from home.
Continuity is critical in business, and there are few things more important than continuous revenue and cash flow. In fact, just one brief business interruption can be incredibly costly for an organization, often leading to serious reputational damages or financial harm.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended nearly every industry and has every employer wondering, “When will it be safe to bring employees back to work?” Government guidance can shift rapidly, sometimes within the same week. Shelter-in-place orders have been extended by some officials, with others questioning why restrictions are still in place.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) is working directly with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits that have been severely impacted by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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