Election 2016: Employment Policies & Workplace Benefits Will Change. Is Your Business Ready?

September 27 | 2016

Rivkin Radler, Chernoff Diamond and NYIT School of Management will present a program entitled, “Election 2016:  Employment Policies & Workplace Benefits Will Change.  Is Your Business Ready?”  The program will be held on October 20, 2016 at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway, New York City from 8:30-11:00 a.m.  Complimentary breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m.

Description of Program:

As one of the most polarizing elections in history nears, businesses prepare for the policies of a new Administration. Employers who prepare for these potential changes will possess a significant competitive advantage. Join us as we look at both sides of these challenging issues:

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT – After six years of the Affordable Care Act, what have we learned and what may be on the horizon for individuals and businesses struggling with rising costs and ever-changing rules and regulations? The candidates have expressed their thoughts on what needs to be done to improve our present healthcare model – but what are the issues and challenges to implementing these ideas?  How might you and your business be impacted?

PAID FAMILY LEAVE – There are few greater challenges than taking care for a child or sick family member. The demand for Paid Family Leave has steadily increased, despite only seeing traction in a handful of states. Will Paid Family Leave become a federal mandate, or continue to be addressed by the individual states?

MINIMUM WAGE – While the federally established minimum wage rate remains at $7.25/hour, many states are seeing changing rules and regulations as these rates have steadily climbed for the better part of a decade.  New York, California and D.C. will see the minimum wage rate increase to $15 over the next few years – – the highest anticipated rate nationwide. Will new state representatives reject or promote minimum  wage rate increases?

OVERTIME REGULATIONS – With the establishment of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) came the ratifying of what was originally a concept among businesses: one and one-half times overtime pay for individuals covered and working an excess of 40 hours in a work week.  How might changes in the nation’s overtime regulations affect your headquarters and satellite offices nationwide?

IMMIGRATION & EMPLOYMENT – The Executive Branch wields tremendous power to shape immigration policy affecting employers. It makes policy decisions  about the “prevailing wage” of H-1B employees, work authorization for students and recent graduates and I-9 enforcement priorities.

Opening remarks will be presented by Brian Silva, Chair, SHRM Board of Directors.  Speakers will include Jill Bergman, VP Compliance, Chernoff Diamond; Ralph Sepe, Partner, Chernoff Diamond; Scott Green, Esq., Partner, Rivkin Radler; Henry Mascia, Associate, Rivkin Radler.

The program offers free continuing education credits for CLE, CPE, SHRM and HRCI for those who attend.  There is no cost to attend but seating is limited.  Pre-registration is required.

Click here to register.  For questions, email npalumbo@chernoffdiamond.com.

Laurie Bloom
516.357.3251
laurie.bloom@rivkin.com

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