Dear Clients and Friends:
We write to remind you of several upcoming deadlines.
September 30, 2019 is the deadline to submit EEO-1 Components 2 Pay Data Reporting for federal contractors and employers with more than 100 employees. The EEOC has established a website with sample forms, information on filing, and a frequently asked questions section to assist those who must comply. It is available at: https://eeoccomp2.norc.org/info.
October 9, 2019 is the deadline for employers to complete their first round of anti-harassment training. New York State has established a website with a model policy, complaint procedure and training materials, including videos. Please note that in addition to showing both videos, you must conduct some form of interactive process with your employees. We recommend, at a minimum, discussing your own complaint procedure and answering any employee questions. The New York State website is available at: https://www.ny.gov/combating-sexual-harassment-workplace/employers.
October 25, 2019 is the deadline for employers to post the updated posters regarding time off to vote under the New York Election Law. A copy of the poster is available here: https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/AttentionEmployees.pdf. Under the new law, all employees who are registered to vote may request up to three paid hours off of work to vote. The employer may determine whether that time will be granted at the beginning or end of the shift (or may agree with an employee on another option). The new law eliminates the option of providing employees 4 hours of time outside of work hours to vote. We recommend posting the notice as soon as possible. Employees must request the time off at least two (2) days in advance of the election. The notice must remain posted through election day.
This has been a very busy year for employment related changes in the law. We hope you will join us on October 16, 2019 at Traditions at the Glen for our annual Employment Law Update with the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce. All businesses will take something away from the program. To register, please contact the Chamber: https://business.greaterbinghamtonchamber.com/events/details/31st-annual-labor-employment-law-update-3773.
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As always, if you have any questions about the law or any other matters, please contact us:
Thomas A. Conlon
John C. Fish
Dawn J. Lanouette