Kristen Smith to Present on Paid Family Leave at the Empire State Society of Association Executives Harvest Highlight

November 8, 2017

Harvest Highlight: Moving Your Association Forward

The Harvest Highlight is where Association Professionals and Business Partners can gather to reap the benefits of colleagues willing to share many years of ideas, insights and experience. This year's program will focus on moving your association forward. What should you be on the lookout for? Join your colleagues for a full day of discussion and walk away with ideas to take your business to the next level.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Radisson Hotel Albany
205 Wolf Road, Albany, NY


8 a.m.
Registration Opens / Breakfast

8:30 to 10 a.m.
Opening General Session

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
- Are You Ready? NYS Paid Family Leave
- Housing Disruptors: Piracy and the Shared Economy

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
- A Simple Approach to Meet Your Critical Goals
- Everything You Should Know About Pricing in Your Association
- Leveraging Component Organizations for Success

12:30 to 2 p.m.
Networking Lunch

Are You Ready? NYS Paid Family Leave
Speaker: Kristen Smith, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Last year, the New York State Legislature enacted a new Paid Family Leave law which, at the time, was to start far in the future. Now, 2018 is just a few months away. There are substantial differences between the federal Family and Medical Leave, which only affects employers with 50+ employees, and New York's Paid Family Leave. NY's huge new program affects almost every employer across New York State, and many of them aren’t clear on what distinguishes one from the other. What can this leave be taken for? How are these leave requests determined, and by whom? How are payments handled during this leave period? Does your nonprofit’s current paid leave policy comply with the new law? Now that the final regulations have been issued by the New York State Workers Compensation Board, employers are scrambling to understand the logistics of this new requirement. This session uncovers the seeming mysteries of this mandatory program.