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Lawmakers expected to pass protections for small businesses with fewer than 50 employees

Next week the New York State Senate plans to pass a measure that would protect small businesses that are struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It would focus on ensuring that those businesses will not face eviction – the same way that residential tenants are protected in New York.


This proposal will be included among other bills, which are aimed at supporting small businesses during the economic crisis that’s unfolding present day.

“This pandemic has devastated our business,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins told Spectrum News. “Closed signs and boarded up windows have become all too common on main streets and business districts across this state. Our small businesses are the backbone of our communities and they are suffering. We are going to step up and protect them and make sure that they don’t face eviction or foreclosure.”

Businesses with 50 or fewer workers would need to demonstrate financial hardship to receive the protections.



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