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Member Alert: NYS Exempt Threshold Increase

While a judge has put a freeze on the Obama administration’s federal exempt threshold increase – at least in the short term – employers need to now direct their attention to New York State. The New York State Department of Labor is expected to move forward with its plan to increase

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UPDATE: Federal Exempt/Overtime Rules

Just before Thanksgiving, a U.S. District Judge agreed with 21 states and a coalition of business groups and blocked the Obama administration’s new overtime rule.  The judge determined the rule is unlawful and granted a motion for a preliminary nationwide injunction, suspending the implementation date indefinitely. The rule was to

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Obama Administration Regulations And The Impact On Manufacturers

There may be only about 100 days left in President Obama’s term, but his Administration is not slowing down. They are aggressively implementing a new series of regulations that will affect our nation’s businesses and, unfortunately for our economy, American manufacturers are taking the brunt of the burden. Recently, the

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21 States & the US Chamber Sue the Federal Government

Earlier this year, the Obama Administration announced its final ruling for overtime regulations (See our blog outlining the details of the rule here). The new rule, which would make anyone earning up to $47,476 a year eligible for overtime, goes into effect on December 1, 2016. On September 20, officials

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Advocacy Update: Federal Overtime Rule

The Obama Administration announced its final ruling for overtime regulations on May 18, 2016. With this new ruling, Buffalo Niagara employers must prepare for changes in how they compensate their employees. WHAT ARE THE CHANGES? Salary threshold. The final rule will raise the salary level for overtime eligibility. The increase

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Advocacy Update: NYS Budget

The Governor and State Legislature have reached an agreement on the State Budget and, in doing so, have turned their backs on New York employers and doubled down on the state’s well-earned reputation as the most unfriendly place in the country to own and operate a business.  The employer mandates

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Summer internships strengthen students and business

With summer right around the corner, many students are looking for summer internships. Internships are vital to student’s career readiness, as they teach students about both the technical and soft skills needed to compete in the workforce. Internships also provide students with a way to explore career options and learn

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