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Jeff Agranoff

Jeff Agranoff

Chief Human Resources Officer, HR Consulting Principal, NYC Office Market Leader

  • Jericho
  • (516) 336-2418
Jeff Agranoff is the Chief Human Resources Officer and a Human Resources Consulting Principal at Grassi.  With over 18 years of experience working in public accounting firms, Jeff specializes in heading human resource departments, providing outsourced human resource solutions to clients and growing middle market businesses in various industries.
 
Prior to joining Grassi, Jeff was the Chief Operating Officer and a Human Resources Principal at a top 50 national accounting firm. 
 
Jeff has written numerous articles on topics such as workforce management, millennial training, and the management of professional services firms. He serves on the Advisory Board at the University of Buffalo’s School of Management.

Grassi & Co. Welcomes Jeff Agranoff as Chief Human Resources Officer and HR Consulting Principal

Grassi & Co. is proud to welcome Jeff Agranoff as the Chief Human Resources Officer and HR Consulting Principal in their Jericho office. Prior to joining Grassi & Co., Jeff was the Chief Operating Officer and HR Principal at Friedman LLP. He has 18 years of experience in the public accounting industry leading Human Resource departments and providing outsourced HR solutions to growing and middle-market clients.

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Treasury Clarifies PPP Loan Size and Eligibility Criteria

The Treasury released a new FAQ last night that clarifies certain areas of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under Section 1102 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

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FAQ: Understanding Business Loan Options under the Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Grassi's Emergency Loan Consultants are advising small business and nonprofits on their eligibility, options and strategies when applying for COVID-19 business loans available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions our advisors are hearing and answering.

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SBA Issues Additional Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration released additional guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) last night, making significant modifications to the loan calculation and terms for businesses seeking relief from COVID-19 losses.

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Employer Obligations under the New COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave and FMLA Benefits

On April 1, 2020, employers with less than 500 employees will be subject to the provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (FMLA).

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DOL Notice Required for Employers of 500 or Less

The Department of Labor (DOL) has published model notice WH1422 that is required to be posted by all employers with 500 employees or less. The notice outlines the expanded paid sick leave and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits available under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Proposes Significant Relief for Businesses and Individuals

The Senate is negotiating the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third round of federal government COVID-19 aid. The proposed bill includes relief to help businesses, individuals and the economy recover from losses caused by the Coronavirus disaster.

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New York State Announces 100% Remote Workforce Mandate

Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that nonessential businesses must keep 100% of their workforce at home starting on Sunday, March 22.

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Transitioning to a Work-from-Home Workforce

With New York and other states mandating work-from-home arrangements in an effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, Grassi's HR Consulting practice provides tips for managing this transition effectively.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed by President Trump

President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act shortly after it passed through the Senate on March 18, 2020.  The legislation, which goes into effect 15 days after enactment, contains significant temporary provisions that impact employers with 500 employees or less

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Additional Changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Additional changes have been made to the proposed Families First Coronavirus Response Act as it makes its way to the Senate and possibly to the President’s desk this week. The new legislation proposes changes to the original bill that affects employers with 500 or fewer employees.

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Changes to FMLA and Paid Sick Leave Proposed for COVID-19 Patients and Caregivers

Within the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which passed the House of Representatives on March 12, are significant provisions that impact mid-sized employers. The Act is now working its way through the Senate and, if approved, will be in effect 15 days thereafter and remain in place until the end of 2020.

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IRS Issues Final Regulations on Increased Estate Tax Exemption

The IRS has issued final regulations that protect gifts made under the TCJA's increased estate tax exemption from being “clawed back” into a taxpayer’s estate after the provision expires.

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EAlert: New Sexual Harassment Legislation Passed in NYS

New legislation signed by Governor Cuomo on April 12, 2018, expands sexual harassment laws and criteria in New York State.

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Paid Family Leave Update

The Paid Family Leave forms are now available online!

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Form I-9 Changes

Revisions were made to reduce errors on the form I-9. The new form was revised on 07/17/2017. 

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The Scoop on the EEO-1 Report

In order to stay compliant in today’s hectic HR landscape, below are some key points regarding the EEO-1.

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NYS Paid Family Leave

New York’s Paid Family Leave program provides wage replacement to employees to help them bond with a child, care for a close relative with a serious health condition, or help relieve family pressures when someone is called to active military service.

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Construction Leader Webinar: Surviving the Pandemic & Addressing the Challenges Ahead - Part II

Stabilize your thinking, mitigate risks and bolster your finances and operations

Join Grassi Construction Advisors as they discuss the latest COVID-19 updates and best practices for business continuity and risk mitigation. 

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Essential Webinar: The Road to Relief

Understanding your loan options and tax savings under the new CARES Act

Join Grassi's Crisis Response & Recovery team on Tuesday, March 31 at 10:30a.m. EDT for a live webinar as we discuss the loan options, tax savings and other relief available to help your business recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Nonprofit Leader Webinar: Sustaining your Mission through COVID-19 and the Challenges Ahead

Join Grassi’s Nonprofit Advisors for a live webinar as they discuss strategies and resources available to help nonprofit leaders sustain their organizations through the global pandemic.

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Webinar: The Road to Relief

Understanding SBA, FEMA and other aid for businesses impacted by COVID-19

As financial relief from SBA, FEMA, state and federal sources begins to flow to businesses struggling with COVID-19 losses, the choices, decisions and next steps can be difficult to navigate alone. Let Grassi’s Crisis Response team help you assess your available options and expedite your path toward receiving the assistance your business urgently needs.

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Education

    BS, University of Buffalo

Memberships

    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
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