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Workforce Issues and Regulations

Workforce Issues and Regulations

New York State Paid Sick Leave Law

Beginning Sept. 30, 2020, employers must allow employees to accrue paid sick time.

September 22, 2020

Workforce Issues and Regulations

2021 Paid Family Leave Benefit/Contribution Information Released

DFS announces key elements of PFL program for 2021, including increase in covered benefits, premium amounts, and risk adjustment for paid COVID-19 claims.

September 8, 2020

Workforce Issues and Regulations

NYS Workers’ Compensation Board Announces Webinar Wednesdays

Weekly webinars focused on employers.

August 4, 2020

Workforce Issues and Regulations

CHWS Releases 2020 Workforce Report

Report addresses population characteristics, health care sector employment by region and sector, graduations and licensure by occupation, trends in RN education, and projected job growth.

June 2, 2020

Workforce Issues and Regulations

Employers Now Banned from Asking Prospective Hires About Salary History

Effective Jan. 6, 2020, employers are prohibited from asking job applicants about their past salary, compensation, or benefits and from relying on salary history to determine pay rates. Employers may ask applicants for their salary expectations for the position, instead of asking what they earned in the past.

January 21, 2020

Workforce Issues and Regulations

State Funding Available for Workforce Development Initiatives

New York State is making available $175 million for workforce development initiatives through a Consolidated Funding Application.

November 6, 2019

Workforce Issues and Regulations

New CMS Resources Promote Cultural Competence in Workforce Development and Service Delivery

The Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office has released issue briefs on developing cultural competence within organizations, leveraging cultural competence to improve worker recruitment and retention, and training culturally competent direct care workers.

October 29, 2019

Workforce Issues and Regulations

New State Law Protects Immigrants in the Workplace

LeadingAge NY’s general counsel provides analysis of law prohibiting employer retaliation.

August 23, 2019

Workforce Issues and Regulations

U.S. DOL Proposes Changes to Regular Rate of Pay for Overtime Purposes

Proposed rule clarifies what benefits, expenses, and perks are included in the definition of “regular rate of pay.”

April 16, 2019

Workforce Issues and Regulations

DOL Drops Proposed Call-in Pay Regulations

Expensive employer mandate on hold, at least for the time being.

March 4, 2019
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