Welcome to the Mid-Hudson Human Resources Association
The Mid-Hudson HR Association would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!
2017 will continue to challenge HR professionals. MHHRA's goal is to help you weather the upcoming challenges by providing support and speakers that address the issues you face daily.
White Collar Regulations Update from Susan Corcoran from Jackson Lewis
Many of you have heard of last week’s court ruling blocking the USDOL’s nationwide implementation of amendments to the so-called “white collar” regulations (“the final rule). Many employers are re-thinking whether they should implement proposed classification changes or pay increases previously slated for December 1, 2016 to reach $913 weekly, the final rule’s white collar salary threshold. Attached is an article discussing the district court order, along with a link on our Firm website to a recorded webinar from November 28, 2016 discussing the ruling, the possible future of the final regulations, and difficult decisions faced by employers who had communicated and/or implemented pay increases or reclassifications in preparation for the final regulations :
Regardless of the temporary reprieve from the increase in the federal minimum salary level, some states, including NY, continue to have higher salary minimums for exemptions from overtime. In NY, the current minimum salary level for the executive and administrative exemptions is $675 per week ($35,100 annualized). (The current federal level remains $455 per week, $23,660 annualized.) However, the NY Department of Labor has issued proposed regulations to set (and increase incrementally) regional salary levels for executive and administrative exemptions beginning December 31, 2016, as follows:
(1) New York City:
Large employers of 11 or more employees
• $825.00 per week on and after 12/31/2016;
• $975.00 per week on and after 12/31/2017;
• $1,125.00 per week on and after 12/31/2018;
Small employers of 10 or fewer employees
• $787.50 per week on and after 12/31/2016;
• $900.00 per week on and after 12/31/2017;
• $1,012.50 per week on and after 12/31/2018;
• $1,125.00 per week on and after 12/31/2019;
(2) Remainder of downstate (Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties\
• $750.00 per week on and after December 31, 2016;
• $825.00 per week on and after December 31, 2017;
• $900.00 per week on and after December 31, 2018;
• $975.00 per week on and after December 31, 2019;
• $1,050.00 per week on and after December 31, 2020;
• $1,125.00 per week on and after December 31, 2021;
(3) Remainder of state (outside of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties):
• $727.50 per week on and after December 31, 2016;
• $780.00 per week on and after December 31, 2017;
• $832.00 per week on and after December 31, 2018;
• $885.00 per week on and after December 31, 2019;
• $937.50 per week on and after December 31, 2020.
The proposed NY regulations remain open for public comment until 12/3, but whatever final regulations are issued will likely go into effect on December 31, 2016. For more information regarding additional proposed changes to the NY wage regulations, see http://www.jacksonlewis.com/publication/wage-orders-likely-pose-compliance-issues-new-york-employers.
SHRM Certification Professional Development Course
Marist College in cooperation with the Mid-Hudson Resource Association is offering a 12-week professional development program to prepare human resource professionals to sit for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification examination. This will be held at Marist College (North Road, Poughkeepsie, Dyson Center Room 113) on Tuesdays, February 7th to April 25th, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuition is $1,150 for SHRM Members and $1,175 for Non-members. If you register by January 10, 2017 you save $25. Registration deadline is January 31, 2017and if you register after the 31st you may incur additional shipping charges for materials.
To register or find out more information please contact the Marist College at 845-575-3202 or go to the website: https://www.marist.edu/professional-programs/human-resource-management/
Course Instructor: Julie Stainton, SHRM-CP, has over 25 years of experience in human resources, marketing, and sales in industries such as staffing, engineering, pharmaceutical, and education. Over her career she has focused on recruiting, customer relations, and employee relations. Julie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, MBA, and a Certificate in Professional Human Resource Management from Marist College. Julie is also a board member of the Mid-Hudson Human Resources Association (MHHRA), currently serving as Director of Group Logistics.
Mid Hudson Human Resource Association (MHHRA) is a professional Human Resource association based in Dutchess and Ulster counties of New York State and is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). MHHRA’s goal is to provide the opportunity for Human Resource professionals to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest; to gain ideas, share information and skills; and to provide a forum to enhance educational opportunities in the Human Resource field.
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Christina A. Myers, SHRM- SCP, SPHR
President of MHHRA
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MHHRA is an organization, affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), based in Dutchess and Ulster counties of New York State for Human Resource professionals. We are dedicated to the advancement of the Human Resource Profession and the development of Human Resource Professionals in our Community.
Purpose: To provide the opportunity for Human Resource professionals to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest; to gain ideas, share information and skills; and to provide a forum to enhance educational opportunities in the Human Resource field.
MHHRA is pleased to announce that the chapter has received the SHRM 2010 and 2013 Membership Super Star Awards from SHRM and the Excel Award SIlver Chapter in 2013 in recognition of MHHRA's achievements and activities throughout the years.