Archives: Walsh Webinars

Make Your Workplace Breastfeeding Friendly

There are small changes that can be made to help make your office a family friendly environment. By creating a private space to support nursing mothers will help to create a more positive balance for working parents and your worksite would be eligible to apply for the Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Designation.

Presented by: Courtney Moskal, Corporate Wellbeing Consultant – Walsh Duffield


NYS Enacts State-Wide Paid Sick Leave

On April 3, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the 2021 New York State budget which includes a new statewide paid sick leave requirement. The new leave provisions will require New York employers of all sizes to provide a certain amount of paid or unpaid sick leave to be used for certain medical and employee safety-related reasons.

The paid sick leave requirements will take effect – and covered employees will be entitled to begin accruing leave time – on September 30, 2020, however, employees may be restricted from utilizing accrued sick leave until January 1, 2021. Please join us as we discusses the new law and the affect it will have on your company.

Presented by: Frank Kerbein – Director, Center for Human Resources – The Business Council of New York State


How to Manage Mental Wellbeing Through Crisis:

Anxiety, stress and worry can be just as contagious as COVID-19 itself. In this moment, it is critical for organizations to support their employees’ emotional wellbeing during this time of doubt. During this session you will learn tips and resources to help employees navigate mental wellbeing and build resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.

Presented by: Marie Story – Corporate Wellbeing Consultant, Team Leader – Walsh Duffield


Buyer’s Guide to Human Capital Technology (HCM)

As we recover from COVID-19, now is a perfect time to review your current HR and Payroll technology solutions. It is an important item to consider if modifying the payroll/enrollment processes should be a part of the COVID-19 response plans. Each month brings news of changes to the HRIS/HCM vendor landscape. Whether it’s a merger, a takeover or the launch of a hot new startup, the market is moving faster than ever. Keeping up with vendors and their products is almost a full time occupation! Finding the right software solution for your organization can be overwhelming. It’s a complex decision with high stakes, and often, high price tags. With myriad options, complex business requirements, and an ever-changing technology market, where should you start? We have helped hundreds of clients choose the right HR and Payroll software that resulted in better management of personnel needs and elevated their overall experience. In this session we will provide some insight on the marketplace, tips on how to select the vendor that’s best for you, and how to execute that decision successfully.

Presented by: Ieena Aulakh – Technology Solutions Consultant – Assurance


How Bad Investigations Make Harassment Claims More Likely and Less Defensible

Investigating complaints of workplace harassment is a central compliance and risk management function, particularly in the wake of the #MeToo movement and recent high profile allegations of sexual harassment. Learn to avoid the “bad habits” that can cause your investigation to enhance, rather than mitigate, your company’s risk. Particular emphasis will be placed on investigation obligations and best practices in light of recent legislative changes in New York.

Presented by: Kinsey O’Brien – Senior Associate – Hodgson Russ LLP


The Latest Reopening Guidance from New York State

New York State has issued sector-specific reopening guidelines for manufacturing, construction, retail and agribusiness sectors subject to the state’s phase 1 reopening plan. Businesses that are reopening are required to affirm that they’ve read and are complying with the guidelines, and the state provides a template that can be used for required company-specific safety plans. The plans are not required to be submitted to the state, but must be made available for inspection by state and local officials, and also must be communicated to employees and posted in the workplace.

Presented by: Frank Kerbein – Director, Center for Human Resources – The Business Council of New York State