The Chamber is an advocate and resource for businesses and organizations of all sizes in the community. We understand the challenges associated with doing business, especially in New York State, and strive to pave the road for growth. Below are resources relevant to businesses, employers, and employees.
On March 7, 2019 the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would would increase the minimum salary level for employees to be considered “exempt” from overtime regulations.
The new proposed rule has yet to be published in the Federal Register. Once it is, interested parties will have 60 days to submit comments. The Department will then evaluate the comments and issue a final rule or continue to revise proposed rules.
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On January 1, 2018, Paid Family Leave launches in New York State. Signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo in April 2016, this landmark benefit will enable employees to take job-protected, paid time off to bond with a new child, care for a sick family member, or assist loved ones when a family member is called to active military service abroad.
Paid Family Leave is provided through an insurance policy fully funded by employee payroll contributions. Studies show that paid leave increases workplace morale and retention, which reduces hiring costs.
Here's a helpful, downloadable Quick Guide for employers & employees. Just add your company's logo and distribute. Please click here.
Poughkeepsie Public Library District is offering the opportunity for you to receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.
Registration for computer and job classes is open.
Please note: Thursday afternoon labs from 1-3 at Boardman Road Library (141 Boardman Road). All other computer labs and classes are at the Adriance Library (93 Market Street), including the third Saturday of the month lab and two Saturday classes each month (usually the second and third Saturday). For more information on all Fall labs and classes from January 1 through March 31 please visit: PokLib.org
Word 101 • Word 102 • Excel 101 • Excel 102 • Excel 103 • Excel Functions • Excel Tips & Tricks •
PowerPoint 101 • Mail Merge in Word & Excel • Resume Critiques • Job Search • Publisher • Access
PC Basics • Working with Digital Photos • Intro to Google Drive & Docs • Creating a Website • Intro to Selling Online • Intro to 3DPrinting Services • Intro to Instagram • Intro to Twitter • Windows 10 • Ancestry.com • Job Club
For dates, times, and location info and to register, visit PokLib.org