Although the implementation of NYS Paid Family Leave occupied nearly every employer’s year-end agenda, it was but one of many labor and employment developments in 2017. At the state level, New York’s annual increases to the minimum wage and the salary basis for white-collar employees continued, and the NYS Department of Labor proposed regulations governing employee scheduling. In addition, the NYS Division of Human Rights adopted new regulations clarifying that it is unlawful to discriminate against individuals because of their relationship or association with members of a protected class. At the federal level, the National Labor Relations Board reversed a number of Obama-era initiatives, including those involving employer handbook policies, the joint employer standard, appropriate bargaining units, and the duty to bargain, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pressed “pause” on the EEO-1 pay data collection. Finally, the national spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace is driving employers to make significant changes to limit exposure. Please join us as Kimberly Harding, associate at Nixon Peabody, discusses these and other changes.
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Included in Rochester Chamber Membership; Members onlyNEW MEETING LOCATION!
Five Star Bank
CityGate Branch - Flower City Community Room
395 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620* Parking for this meeting is available only in the Costco parking lot at the bottom of the hill. Please do not park in employee-designated parking spaces or the spaces near the Five Star Bank branch as those are for bank customers! Exception: Those with handicap parking placards may park in the designated spaces near the building.