Chapter News

BOND - From "Fair Share" to "Simply Unfair" for NY Public Employees

To View this Employment & Labor Law Blog Post on the Bond, Schoeneck & King website: Click Here

Small Business Series - Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Series - Tips To Expand & Grow Your Business 
Tuesday, June 19 from 8:30-10:00am at Chamber Offices- 520 Seneca Street, Suite 102, Utica

Businesses with 20+ employees face a whole new set of challenges and concerns. How do you find and keep good help? How do you keep your team motivated while juggling day-to-day distractions and demands and wearing multiple hats? What are best practices as you grow your business (and overhead!) to help address cash flow and access to capital concerns? What do you need to know about human resources as you grow - and what mistakes are critical to avoid? How do you break into new business development areas like government contracting? Bring your most pressing concerns and best ideas for this panel and interactive discussion opportunity!  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

BOND - Epic Decision for Employers Regarding on Employment Class Action Waivers - 5/21/18

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NCHRA - Annual HR Conference - October 2, 2018

Hold The Date: The North Country HR Association will be holding their Annual HR Conference in Watertown, NY on 10/2/18, more information will be forthcoming: 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