President's Message

January 2020

I am looking forward to my second year as your PHCC of Long Island President, and continuing to work with our dedicated and hard-working, Executive Committee which include: Vice President - John Bifolco, 2nd Vice President - Nick Hartcorn, Treasurer - Ron Doughty, Secretary - Thomas Blacharski, Executive Director - John DeLillo, Deputy Director - Allison Wieland, Counsel - Patrick J. Sullivan and Past President - Joseph Cornetta.

Over the last year, meeting attendance has been at a high, and numbers keep increasing on a steady incline. It’s exciting, as President, to constantly see new faces at the meetings and events we host. As an organization, we strive to consistently provide our members with innovative ideas and seminars to better educate themselves. It is a major focus for this association. The more educated and aware our association becomes, the better off we are! We are always promoting the association and looking to expand our network with new members who are looking to gain knowledge that will help them run their business and grow their network circle.

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PHCC hosted a virtual trivia night fundraiser on July 29th. 20% of proceeds were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation! We are continuing to fundraise for this extraordinary cause. Please click here to donate!

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Federated Insurance: Protect Your Equipment and Your Business from Power Surges

You don’t often think about electricity until there’s a problem, but you need it for even the most basic functions of your business. The reason most of us are able to take electricity for granted is because it often does its job without causing damage. But what happens when it doesn’t? Your business halts, your productivity crashes, and your profits start to sink. While the continuity of power at your facility is dependent on a number of factors outside your control — weather and infrastructure strength among them — you can help avoid costly damage to your equipment by installing the proper safeguards in your electrical system. Click here to continue reading. 

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BUDGET UPDATE/ July 20, 2020

Legislation adopted in connection with the Enacted Budget grants the Budget Director the authority to reduce aid-to-localities appropriations and disbursements by any amount needed to achieve a balanced budget, as estimated by the Division of the Budget (“DOB”). In addition, the Budget Director is authorized under section 1(f) of Chapter 53 of the Laws of 2020, to withhold all or some of specific local aid payments during FY 2021 if the budget is deemed unbalanced, and if the Budget Director deems, in his sole discretion, that such withholding is necessary to respond to the direct and indirect economic, financial, and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic (the “Reduction Authority”).

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COVID-19 Medical Leave Information from Hamond Safety Management

In March of this year, the New York Worker’ Compensation Board (WCB) determined that employers will be required to provide paid leave for workers who are obligated to care for a family member stricken by the COVID-19 virus.  This emergency ruling expired in June, but the board recently extended it to at least July 27.

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Jul 16, 2020