On-Demand Webinar

Ready or Not…Here Comes NYS Paid Family Leave

Co-presented with KeyBank

August 9, 2017

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To listen to a recording of this webinar, please click here. Please note that watching this recording from this site does not qualify for CLE.

The final rule concerning New York State’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFL”) has been released and it is time to jump into high gear to prepare for its implementation, scheduled for January 1, 2018. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, in collaboration with Key Insurance & Benefits Services, is hosting a webinar to share key details and action items to help you comply with the new law’s requirements.

Join HSE Labor and Employment attorneys Amy L. Hemenway and Luke P. Wright, and Key Insurance & Benefit Services Vice President John R. Lynch, for a comprehensive overview of the law and answers to important questions such as:

  • What are the benefits and limitations?
  • Who pays for the benefits?
  • How will PFL interact with other requirements like the FMLA and DBL?
  • What should you be doing now to get ready?

Amy, Luke and John will offer advice on how to best handle implementation of PFL policies and administration with the goal of getting you in the best position for legal compliance – with minimal risk and disruption to your business.

For purposes of New York State Mandatory CLE requirements, this session will be eligible for at least 1.0 credit hour in the Areas of Professional Practice category and is designated as transitional and non-transitional.

About our presenters:

Luke P. Wright 

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As a labor and employment attorney, Luke works closely with employers of all sizes and across industries to proactively avoid litigation by implementing best practices with respect to employment law compliance, including state and federal leave laws, wage and hour laws and discrimination and whistle-blower statutes. As a litigator, Luke represents management in agency charges and employment-related federal and state litigation, including cases involving wrongful discharge, discrimination, wage and hour obligations, covenants not-to-compete, family and medical leave issues and compliance with the National Labor Relations Act.

Amy L. Hemenway

Hemenway Amy 2012 082 HSE Buff 158WebReadyAmy represents non-union and union employers and management in all aspects of employment and labor law, including developing and administering workplace policies, providing advice regarding discrimination and harassment, ensuring compliance with wage and hour laws, managing leaves of absence and requests for accommodation, implementing discipline and termination decisions, and conducting workplace investigations. In addition, Amy represents clients in civil litigation in federal and state courts, as well as with respect to administrative proceedings and audits before federal and state agencies.

John R. Lynch 

John joined Key Insurance & Benefits Services (KIB) in 2004. At KIB, John is responsible for a limited number of client relationships, providing health and welfare employee benefits consulting and service expertise to large employers across Western New York. The benefits team provides input on issues such as medical, dental, and group life and disability plan designs, benefit platforms and both financial and wellness strategies.

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