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Our Position on Pell & Perkins – 2018 Advocacy Defined Series

Buffalo Niagara’s economic growth is being challenged by our inability to place qualified employees in existing job openings and develop a strong pipeline of trained workers for the job opportunities we know are on the horizon. In fact, in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Member Pulse Report, our members identified difficulty in

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Our Position on Healthcare Costs – 2018 Advocacy Defined Series

Buffalo Niagara employers are committed to providing their employees with affordable healthcare, but the cost of doing so continues to climb. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership supports comprehensive access to coverage without imposing new regulations and fines on employers. Last year, 75% of Buffalo Niagara Partnership members who participated in our

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Our Position on Employer Mandates – 2018 Advocacy Defined Series

New employer mandates emanating from Albany are a burden on Buffalo Niagara employers. However well intentioned, these mandates fail to recognize the negative impact they have on both employers and employees. That is why fighting back against these detrimental mandates is one of the Partnership’s 2018 Advocacy Agenda priorities. The latest example

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Death and Taxes (Income vs. Payroll)

Benjamin Franklin once said that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Let’s avoid a conversation about death and instead concentrate of the (slightly) less gruesome of certain things: taxes. The Trump administration and Congress passed tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs

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2018 Paid Family Leave Cheat Sheet

For most of us January 1, 2018 means a fresh batch of New Year’s resolutions we almost certainly will (not) keep this year.  January 1 also happens to be the effective date of New York’s Paid Family Leave regulation (PFL). Unfortunately, unlike that resolution to lose weight or learn to

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Changes To On-Call Regulation Could Slow Region’s Job Growth

The New York Department of Labor has proposed changes to New York’s on-call regulations  that could significantly impact the way many Buffalo Niagara employers manage their operations, particularly how they schedule part-time hourly employees. Under current regulations any employee, whose weekly wages do not exceed 40 times the minimum wage, who

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