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Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces County, City, Healthcare Systems and Chamber Collaboration To “Keep Your Holidays Healthy”

November 2, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Flu shots and COVID boosters can keep holiday family gatherings safe   ROCHESTER, NY – Monroe County Executive Adam Bello was joined today by business, government, school and healthcare leaders to announce a campaign to “Keep Your Holidays Healthy” by getting a flu shot and if eligible, a COVID booster. National…

You’re Invited: NY Smart Meters Open House

November 1, 2022

Voice of Business Blog You’re invited to RG&E’s Smart Meter Open House at the town of Brighton offices on Thursday, November 3, from 5-7 pm located at 2300 Elmwood Avenue.   R&GE will soon be upgrading to smart meters throughout the Rochester area. Smart meters will be installed over the next three years in Rochester…

EEOC Updates Required Nondiscrimination Poster

October 25, 2022

Voice of Business Blog On October 20, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated “Know Your Rights” poster that informs employees of their rights to be free from unlawful workplace harassment and discrimination under federal law. Employers are advised not to use the version released on October 19. The revision date is on…

Daylight Saving Time Ends November 6 – Plan Ahead

October 25, 2022

Voice of Business Blog On Sunday, November 6 at 2 a.m., we turn clocks back one hour to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time. Employers whose nonexempt employees are in the midst of a shift at 2:00 a.m. on November 6, when that time becomes 1:00 a.m. may be required to pay these employees…

Bob Duffy: Schools must do better at teaching life, job skills to local students

October 18, 2022

Voice of Business Blog In previous columns, I have praised our tremendous talent team at the Chamber for all the work that they do to fill workforce needs in both the public and private sectors. The challenge I’d like to address today is not just about talent. One clear challenge that our community, region, and…

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…


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