ITHACA, N.Y. — Ag Workforce Development Council is hosting Labor Roadshow III at five locations statewide from November 18 through 22. Sessions run from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and cost is $55 per person, payable at the door. Register through a link at agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu or call 315.433.0100, ext. 5595.
All New York farm employees are affected by new laws that take effect beginning January 1. New York Labor Road Show III is your opportunity to learn about the changes and position your business for compliance and success in a very different environment.
Featured speakers include:
- Chuck Palmer, a go-to lawyer for complex cases involving OSHA, employment law, labor negotiations, independent contractor and joint employment matters. Clients rely on his years of experience in dealing with state and federal enforcement agencies to develop human resource, safety and environmental policies and practices that prevent problems and save them significant expense.
- Joshua Viau works with a variety of national and local clients including employers in agriculture, manufacturing, construction, hospitality, and retail. He is the former Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Georgia State Bar and is active in several business groups. Josh has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America since 2017 and was recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer since 2015 and Georgia Super Lawyer – Rising Star from 2006 through 2014.
Labor Roadshow III dates and locations:
- November 18: Genesee Community College-Batavia Campus, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020-9704. Room T119 Lecture Hall, Conable Technology Building.
- November 19: The Lodge at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, 2887 Royce Rd, Varysburg, NY 14167.
- November 20: Ramada by Wyndham, 21000 NY State Rt 3, Watertown, NY 13601
- November 21: Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park, 30 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, NY, 12065
- November 22: Cayuga‐Onondaga BOCES, 1879 West Genesee Street Rd, Auburn, NY 13021. Conference Room 1, 2, 3.
Featured topics include: Compliance with Wage and Hour Laws: Overtime and Day-of-Rest Requirements; Understanding Unions and Labor Organizing; Managing the Collective Bargaining Process; The Increasing Importance of Farm Supervisors; Sexual Harassment Prevention: Updates to the NY Law; Compliance Priorities and Enforcement Plans for 2020; NYS Department of Labor; Industry Quality Assurance Program Updates; and Insurance Update: Disability, Paid Family Leave, and Employment Practices Liability, What is Available?
Ag Workforce Development Council member organizations include: NEDPA, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cayuga Marketing, AgriMark, Upstate Niagara, New York Farm Bureau, New York Vegetable Growers Association, New York Animal Ag Coalition, Agri-Placement Services, New York Horticultural Society, Dairy Farmers of America, Farm Credit East, Gray & Oscar LLC.
–College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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