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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 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