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Daylight Saving Time and Work Hours

February 28, 2023

Voice of Business Blog On Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 2 a.m., we will move clocks forward one hour to mark the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. Shift workers who are on duty at that time will work one hour less that day. Employers are not required to pay their non-exempt employees for that missed…

USCIS Announces Redesign of Green Card and EAD

February 21, 2023

Voice of Business Blog On January 20, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new designs for Green Cards (officially known as Permanent Resident Cards) and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). USCIS began issuing these redesigned cards on January 30, 2023, with the goal of improving the security of, and minimizing the fraud associated…

Greater ROC Remote movers featured on “Connections” with Evan Dawson

February 17, 2023

Voice of Business Blog Yesterday’s “Connections with Evan Dawson” on WXXI Public Broadcasting Council noon hour featured three of our #GreaterROC Remote movers, including Lia Burt, a new Rochester resident from the NYC area, M’Kenzie Wilson, a new Irondequoit resident coming from Atlanta, GA, and Alexander Lavell, a Rochester native who recently returned from Austin, TX. They are participating in our exciting…

Lessons from Micron & CNY: Webinar provides insight into business attraction success

February 15, 2023

Voice of Business Blog Attracting businesses to a region is a complex and multifaceted task that requires a range of measures, from infrastructure investment and workforce development to tax incentives and marketing campaigns. Central New York (specifically the Syracuse area) won what has been called the “Super Bowl” of economic development when they landed Micron,…

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…

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