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Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Committee for a Strong Economy PAC Makes 2022 Endorsements for New York State Senate and Assembly

August 30, 2022

Chamber News Release The Committee for a Strong Economy is dedicated to ensuring the voice of business throughout the Finger Lakes region is heard at every level of government. To that end, we are pleased to announce the following endorsed candidates for New York State Senate and New York State Assembly.   New York State…

Member Materials Sought for Greater Rochester Welcome Packages

August 30, 2022

Voice of Business Blog As part of our regional talent strategy, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is excited to be helping relocate numerous individuals and families to the Greater Rochester region as part of our Greater ROC Remote and Veterans Connect programs.   To help welcome these individuals and families, we are collecting donations of…

Employer Comments on Virtual I-9 Document Review Due by 10/17/22

August 23, 2022

Voice of Business Blog The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced its first proposed rule on the Optional Alternatives to the Physical Document Examination Associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9).   The proposed rule does not include a detailed plan for virtual inspection of Form I-9. Instead, the proposed rule would “formalize…

Updated CDC COVID-19 Guidance Eliminates Precautionary Quarantine

August 23, 2022

Voice of Business Blog On August 11, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individual Persons, Communities, and Health Care Systems and updated website resources to correspond to the guidance. Observing that increasing levels of vaccination and recovery immunity to COVID-19…

Federal Labor Law Poster Fines Increased; Are Your Posters Up to Date?

August 16, 2022

Voice of Business Blog While many federal posters have no citations or penalties for failure to post, others do, and employers should ensure that the most recent version of each state and federal poster is posted on their bulletin board or wherever your posters are located. The US Department of Labor has a poster site…

Greater Rochester Chamber Veterans Connect career program visits Fort Drum for Career Fair

August 16, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Greater Rochester Chamber Manager of Talent Strategy Programs & Veterans Connect Yashira Rodriguez and Director of Talent Strategy Barb Egenhofer traveled to Fort Drum on Thursday, August 4, 2022 for a career fair aimed at Military Service Members transitioning to civilian life. The Career Fair took place from 10:00 AM to…

New York COVID-19 Vaccination Leave Extended to 2023

August 9, 2022

Voice of Business Blog In March 2021, former Governor Cuomo signed legislation providing up to four hours of paid leave for New York employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (under NY Labor Law Section 196-C). It was originally intended to be in effect until December 31, 2022.   On June 28, 2022, Governor Hochul signed…

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