Earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill enacting a new Paid Sick Leave Program effective January 1, 2021. However, employers must begin accruing sick leave on September 30, 2020. Accounting Associate Lillian Crast outlines what this may mean for New York State businesses going forward.
On September 17, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced an expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, known as “CFAP 2,” following the first round of coronavirus assistance which opened in May 2020. Chris Laughton outlines eligibility for assistance under CFAP 2.
The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program was designed to help compensate farmers for the market disruptions that occurred in the early stages of COVID-19. Read about the program and two notable exceptions for Northeast apple and potato growers.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act provides nearly $300 million to marine fisheries impacted by COVID-19. These funds will be administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read more to learn about funds and allocations.