Chapter News

Paid Family Leave for PA & NY - 4/24/19

2019 Barclay Damon Labor & Employment Webinar Series: MA Paid Family Medical Leave Law & NY Paid Family Leave Act - April 24, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00am

Massachusetts - Who is Required to Comply with the MA Paid Family Medical Leave Law? - Required Contributions - Interaction with State and Federal Leave Laws - Exemptions for Approved Private Plans
New York - 2019 Increases in Leave Time and Payments - What happens if the leave begins in one year and carries over to the next year? - Expansion of a “Serious Health Condition”; to register: Click Here

Career Day - Oneida County - MVCC

The following Career Day is being held in the Utica area:

The Genesis Group is looking for businesses to help speak at the "Oneida County Career Day" at MVCC, Thursday, April 25 - 8:30am to 11:30am
-Speakers and Career Representatives are needed to conduct round table discussions with more than 1000 area 9th grade students.
-Speakers will have their own table and students will rotate. We ask you to offer information about your career, education and work experiences.
-How would you like your sign to read? I will speak on careers in _______________?
-To sign up, send your name, career/topic and email address to Ray Durso @

BOND - Breakfast Briefings - Marijuana Legalization, Impacts on the Workplace

A growing list of states has approved the use of medical marijuana and now for recreational use as well. Governor Cuomo has stated that full legalization of marijuana in New York State is a priority for 2019. As of this writing, the Legislature is debating the terms for legalization. These developments raise complex issues for employers. In this Breakfast Briefing, we will address the workplace issues raised by legalization, including: How do employers reconcile conflicting state and federal law requirements?; What is the impact on employee drug testing programs and employee conduct policies?; How will marijuana usage be treated under the NY Labor Law?; What reasonable accommodation obligations exist for certified medical marijuana users? For more information and registration: Click Here

The Business Council of NY - HR and Labor Webinars - 1/24/19 - 6/27/19

To see more information and how to register for the Business Council webinars: Click Here

NYS SHRM Annual Conference - Albany Capital Center - Albany, NY - 9/22/19 - 9/24/19

As you kick off a fabulous start to 2019, and continue planning your educational goals and conference schedule commitments for the year, you can mark September 22-24th on your calendars for the NYS SHRM Annual Conference in Albany at the Albany Capital Center! Our theme of Stepping into the Future will be jammed pack with learning opportunities and takeaways that can be used for years to come.

For more information and link to registration with NYS SHRM: Click Here

SHRM - E Learning

To view more information and the online courses offered by SHRM: Click Here

MVSHRM - Community Outreach Project - CNY Veteran's Outreach Center - 2019

MVSHRM has chosen the CNY Veteran's Outreach Center in Utica, NY as the recipient of our Community Outreach Project for 2019.  MVSHRM will be collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations throughout the year to benefit the CNY Veteran's Outreach Center - Utica, NY.  For more information and how you may donate: Click Here

NYS Minimum Wage Posters

NYS Minimum Wage Information and Posters effective 12/31/18 thru 12/31/19: Click Here