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Governor Kathy Hochul highlights FLX investments in FY 2024 Executive Budget

February 14, 2023

Voice of Business Blog Budget Includes Nearly $20 Million to Support Higher Education Projects in Strategic Workforce Sectors     Includes $96 Million to Construct and Revitalize Necessary Transportation Infrastructure and $15 Million to Upgrade Green Spaces     Governor Kathy Hochul today announced details of key proposals from her Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget to grow…

DOL Releases Guidance Covering Telework, FLSA, Lactation, and FMLA

February 14, 2023

Voice of Business Blog On February 9, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) No. 2023-1, addressing the following topics for employers and their teleworking employees: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), ensuring teleworking employees are paid correctly, and how to apply FLSA-mandated break time for nursing employees to express…

Governor Hochul Announces Economic Development Awards to Strengthen Upstate New York’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry

February 7, 2023

Voice of Business Blog New York Power Authority Approves Awards for Edwards, World Leader in Vacuum and Abatement Equipment in Semiconductor Industry, Spurring $212 Million in Capital Investments and Creating More Than 340 Jobs    Firm’s Expansion Brings Critical Component of Semiconductor Manufacturing Process to Upstate New York     Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that…

Wisdom & Inspiration: 2023 ATHENA International Awards Publication

February 7, 2023

Voice of Business Blog We’re still glowing from last week’s 2023 ATHENA International Awards celebration at the Floreano Riverside Convention Center! Thank you to all who attended, including our amazing partners and sponsors CMI AV, 13 WHAM, 98.9 the Buzz, Constellation Brands, Nocon & Associates, Baldwin Richardson Foods, and NYSERNet. Read all about our amazing…

NYS Pay Transparency Rule Prep – Participate Now in the Chamber Surveys to Get Free Data!

February 7, 2023

Voice of Business Blog With NYS Pay Transparency rules scheduled to go into effect in September 2023, don’t miss the opportunity to receive complimentary pay data as a participant in the 2023 first quarter surveys! Then you will be prepared to set your defensible pay ranges for job ads, etc. Corporate and Partner members that…

Medicare Creditable Coverage Disclosure to CMS Required Soon for Calendar Year Plans

February 6, 2023

Voice of Business Blog Entities that provide prescription drug coverage to Medicare Part D eligible individuals must disclose to Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether the coverage is “creditable prescription drug coverage”. This disclosure is required whether the entity’s coverage is primary or secondary to Medicare. More information is available on the CMS website.…

Bob Duffy Statement on Governor Hochul’s FY2024 Budget Proposal

February 1, 2023

Chamber News Release ROCHESTER, NY (February 1, 2023) – Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy has released the following statement on Governor Kathy Hochul’s FY2024 Budget Proposal: “Public safety, economic revitalization, and workforce development were centerstage during Governor Hochul’s FY2024 budget announcement – three initiatives Greater Rochester Chamber is proud to…


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