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Complimentary 2023 Attendance Calendar Available

October 18, 2022

Voice of Business Blog To help ease the administrative burden of tracking employee attendance, whether for HR or managers, the complimentary 2023 Attendance Calendar is once again available from Greater Rochester Chamber.   The one-page 2023 calendar in Excel format allows employers to track an employee’s daily time off while seeing attendance for the whole…

Reminder: NYS Voting Leave and Poster Requirement

October 11, 2022

Voice of Business Blog With the general election coming up on November 8, employers should ensure their NYS posting obligations are met.   Not less than ten working days before every election, every employer shall post conspicuously in the place of work where it can be seen as employees come or go to their place…

Minimum Wage for Home Health Aides Jumps to $15.20 per hour effective October 1st

October 4, 2022

Voice of Business Blog In accordance with Public Health Law section 3614-f, effective October 1, 2022, the minimum wage for home health aides increased by $2 from the basic minimum hourly rates set forth in the miscellaneous wage order.  The minimum wage for health care aides effective October 1, 2022, is $17.00 per hour in…

How to Facilitate a Successful Virtual Interview

October 3, 2022

Voice of Business Blog   The following Voice of Business Blog post was submitted by Solü Technology Partners. Learn more at!   The goal of the interview process is to assess to what degree a candidate’s qualifications align with the job requirements, environment, culture, and values. As remote interviews are new territory for many…

NYS COVID-19 Update

September 27, 2022

Voice of Business Blog New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently relinquished her executive powers for COVID-19, and President Biden recently stated in a 60-Minutes interview that the pandemic is “over.” Although these actions further signify a shift to “living” with the virus rather than “beating” it, employers should continue to closely monitor the health and…

Reminder: VETS 4212 Due Sept. 30

September 27, 2022

Voice of Business Blog The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veteran’s Employment and Training Service (VETS) and the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) focus on employing and advancement in employment of covered veterans. To support this effort, contractors and subcontractors that meet the filing requirements are required to submit annual reporting on their affirmative…

2023 Rochester and National Benefits Survey in Progress. Don’t Miss Out!

September 20, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Don’t miss the opportunity to receive complimentary benefits data as a participant in the 2023 Rochester and National Benefits Survey! Formerly the Policies & Benefits Survey, this survey was split out from the Policies & Practices Survey, and now only contains about 140 questions on health and welfare benefits, retirement benefits,…


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