Chapter News

Bond - USCIS Issues Revised Final Guidelines on Unlawful Presence for Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors

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MV Safety Professional Consortia - Active Shooter Presentation - August 21, 2018

The Mohawk Valley Safety Professionals Consortia will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 8:00 – 9:30 AM.

Presenter: Peter Colburn, New Hartford Police Department 

Presentation Overview:
What to do in the event of an active shooter
Recent statistics and trends of workplace violence/active shootings
How to detect early warning signs of an active shooter
Post-loss planning

Please reply to: Cory Simic, Associate Risk Manager at Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy:, if you would like to attend this event & you will add you to the list (LIMITED Seating 45 seats available for this session) | Direct: 315.624.7829 | Fax: 315.768.8600 |PO Box 542 | 210 Clinton Road | New Hartford, NY 13413

Barclay-Damon "Marijuana In the Workplace" - Webinar - August 21, 2018

Barclay-Damon Labor & Employment Webinar Series, "Marijuana in the Workplace", August 21, 2018.  For more information & registration: Click Here

Leadership Training - Center for Leadership Excellence

Various Training Programs available for established leaders, emerging leaders, supervisors.  Also customized programs available.  Partnership between Mohawk Valley Community College and Leadership Mohawk Valley: Click Here 

NCHRA - Annual HR Conference - October 2, 2018

The North Country HR Association Annual HR Conference will be held in Watertown, NY on 10/2/18; a full-day of great speakers; for information and how to register: Click Here

U.S. DOL - Wage & Hour Division - PAID Pilot Program

The Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) new nationwide pilot program, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program, facilitates resolution of potential overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The program’s primary objectives are to resolve such claims expeditiously and without litigation, to improve employers’ compliance with overtime and minimum wage obligations, and to ensure that more employees receive the back wages they are owed—faster.

Under the PAID program, employers are encouraged to conduct audits and, if they discover overtime or minimum wage violations, to self-report those violations. Employers may then work in good faith with WHD to correct their mistakes and to quickly provide 100% of the back wages due to their affected employees.  For more information: Click Here.  For previously recorded webinar: Click Here Webinars - February 15 thru December 11, 2018

Emergent (Transforming Leaders, Teams and Organizations) from Baldwinsville, NY has a number of FREE webinars running from 2/15/18 through 12/11/18.  For more information check out the Emergent website at:  For a list of Emergent FREE webinars: Click Here

NYS SHRM - Annual Conference - September 23-25, 2018

Annual Conference to be held in Albany, NY; for more information and to register: Click Here. For more information and to apply for the Dennis Ryan Memorial Award: Click Here

NYS Minimum Wage Posters

NYS Minimum Wage Posters effective 12/31/17 thru 12/31/18: 
Apparel Industry: Click Here
Building Services: Click Here
Farm Workers: Click Here
Hospitality Industry: Click Here
Miscellaneous Industry: Click Here
For more information: Click Here

NEW I-9 Form - Effective 9/18/17

A new I-9 Form is in effect and you must start using it September 18, 2017, for more details: Click Here; for updated handbook: Click Here