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Mortgage servicers still must provide COVID-19 related relief, James warns (access required)

Mortgage servicers have been told they still should be providing long-term relief to homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with state and federal regulations or face penalties and enforcement actions. In a letter from New York State Attorney ...

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Hochul says masks now required in all public indoor spaces (access required)

Masks must now be worn in all indoor public spaces in New York — from restaurants to grocery stores to arenas — if the business or venue does not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter. The state is defining ...

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Legislation would ensure workplace awareness of mental health resources (access required)

Employers would be required to conspicuously post in the workplace information and resources pertaining to mental health if a proposed bill is passed by state legislators. Sen. Samra Brouk (D-Rochester) and Assemblymember Aileen Gunther (D-Middletown) have introduced bills in their ...

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County to provide forgivable loans to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 (access required)

Suburban small businesses may be eligible for forgivable working capital loans of up to $25,000 under a new program created by Monroe County. The loans will provide up to six months of assistance, based on eligibility and needs, for day-to-day ...

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Financial industry embraces hybrid work model (access required)

Mark Kovaleski admits when he called staff into a meeting last March and told them to be patient for a few weeks as they rode out the COVID-19 pandemic he slightly missed the mark on how long the pandemic would last.

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State labor law requires paid time off for booster shots (access required)

Employers in New York must provide paid time off so employees can get a COVID-19 booster shot, according to recent guidance issued by the state’s Department of Labor. The new regulation piggybacks on the original requirement that mandated paid time off ...

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Mower’s Caring Gene campaign wins top award (access required)

  Marketing, advertising and public relations agency Mower won the top award in The Drum Awards for B2B, an international contest recognizing the most creative work in business campaigns. Mower’s Caring Gene: Caring Is Your Calling, developed for Iroquois Healthcare ...

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S.W.A.N. receives grant from Ukrainian Federal Credit Union (access required)

The South West Area Neighborhood Association received a $7,500 Federal Home Loan Bank of New York grant from the Ukrainian Federal Credit Union (UFCU). “We have been making real strides in renovating our space and adding programming to focus on ...

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