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Electronic Reporting of OSHA Form 300A Due March 2

February 1, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Each year covered employers are required to comply with the OSHA electronic recordkeeping requirement to electronically submit injury and illness summary data that they are already required to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms. The requirement to report summary data for 2021 is due by March 2, 2022…

Discounted State and Federal Labor Law Posters

January 25, 2022

Voice of Business Blog One of the many benefits of Greater Rochester Chamber membership is through our HR partner, GovDocs. Members receive a 10% discount on NYS or other state labor posters, federal labor law posters, safety posters, and more. A Spanish version of posters is available as well. Discounts may be available for employers…

NYS Whistleblower Protection Posting Required as of January 26

January 25, 2022

Voice of Business Blog In October 2021, Governor Hochul signed legislation that protects employees from retaliatory actions by their employers in the case of reporting illegal or dangerous business activities.   Part of this law requires employers to notify employees of their protections, rights and obligations under this section, by posting a notice conspicuously in…

Mineral HR Compliance Portal – Complimentary Member Benefit

January 18, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Whether you manage HR full-time or as part of your overall job duties, you need access to reliable, accurate HR tools. Here are the top five tools organizations like yours are using on the Mineral HR Compliance portal. Employee Handbook Builder – Quickly and easily build and update your company’s employee…

New Year, New Peers – Join an HR Network!

January 11, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Getting involved in an HR network is a great way to keep up with the ever-evolving field of HR while sharing best practices and learning from the experiences of other HR professionals. Below are some tips on how to make an HR network work for you: Decide what you want to…

Governor Hochul’s 2022 State of the State Address

January 11, 2022

Voice of Business Blog By Marc Cohen, Chief of Staff/Policy Director New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State address last Wednesday, outlining an agenda for an economic comeback from the coronavirus pandemic and new government investments in the health care industry, housing and renewable energy. Governor Hochul covered the following…

NYS Exempt Employee Salary Threshold Increases

January 4, 2022

Voice of Business Blog As of this writing, NYS Department of Labor has not yet published the revised wage orders and summaries for most industries with the exception of the Building Service Industry for which the summary of wage order rates has been published. These documents are what employers typically reference for the NYS minimum…


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