Government Action Committee
Chair: James Creighton
- Len Simon
- Theresa Knickerbocker
- Vivian Mackenzie
- Jane Solnick
- Stacey Tompkins
- Marianne Oros
Purpose: To communicate business issues, and concerns to government officials whilst informing the HVGCC membership of pending legislative impacts; bring priorities and potential action(s) to the Executive committee when recommending a policy statements/positions, and in concert with HVGCC identify forums to proactively promote the interests of business.
- Strategically develop / advance the HVGCC’s Legislative Priorities / Agenda to achieve success through organized advocacy utilizing available Chamber resources.
- Act as liaison to Executive Committee coordinating advocacy communications, present priority recommendations / preliminary position statements (framing of the issues) and prepare “draft” position statements for review with the Executive Committee/Board.
- Send out quarterly correspondence “GAC/ RADAR Bulletin” to membership on legislative and business specific issues.
- In development - Implement and oversee Chamber’s annual elected officials breakfast and/or dinner and provide a venue for elected officials to educate and inform on important legislative l local issues.
Required Employer Postings
Below is a list of New York State mandated employee notices. A few apply to select industries only. Others can be included within an Employee Handbook or as a flyer given to the employee upon being hired. There are some that must be posted in a common work area. The link below can be used to download from the NYSDOL website the posting.
A list of Westchester County required employer postings will be provided soon.
New York State Posting Requirements (Non-Agricultural)
|Construction Industry Fair Play Act||New York State Labor Law||Construction industry employers must post a notice about the Fair Play Act on the job site. Workers must be able to see and access the posting.||Construction Industry Fair Play Act|
|Criminal Convictions Records||New York State Labor Law||Use of correctional records for employment.
As of February 1, 2009, employers must post a copy of Article 23-A of the correction law relating to the employment of people with a criminal conviction.
Workers must be able to see and access the posting.
|Download a copy of Article 23-A|
|Discrimination||New York State Human Rights Law (Executive Law, Article 15)||Discrimination based on Race, Creed, Age, Color, Disability, National Origin, Sex or Marital Status is Prohibited... (in English and Spanish)||New York State Division of Human Rights1-718-741-8459|
|Minimum Wage||New York State Labor Law||Attention Employees Minimum Wage Information
Every employer engaged in the sale or service of food or beverages must post BOTH of the following:
LS 605 - Deductions from Wages (Section 193 of the NYS Labor Law).
LS 204 Tip Appropriation (Section 196-d of the NYS Labor Law).
|New York State Department of Labor, Division of Labor Standards|
|Safety & Health*||New York State Labor Law||Job Safety & Health Protection
Same as federal requirement.
Public employers must post "You have a right to know! "
|NYS Department of Labor Division of Safety & Health "Public Employees Job Safety & Health Protection" Poster|
|Public Work / Prevailing Wage Rates||New York State Labor Law Article 8||The current Prevailing Rate Schedule must be:
||Department of Jurisdiction (Contracting Agency)|
|Public Work Project||New York State Labor Law Article 8||NYS Labor Law requires contractors and subcontractors to post a notice that includes:
They must post this notice at the start of every public work contract on each job site.
|New York State Department of Labor, Bureau of Public Work Public Work Project Poster|
|Unemployment Insurance||New York State Unemployment Insurance Law||Notice to Employees (IA 133)||New York State Department of Labor, Registration Subsection State Office Building Campus Albany, NY 12240-0339 Phone: (518) 485-8589 Fax: (518) 485-8010|
|Workers' Compensation and Disability Benefits||New York State Workers' Compensation Law||Notice of Compliance (White) for Workers' Compensation
Notice of Compliance (Blue) For Disability Benefits
|Supplied by employer's insurance carrier.|
|Smoking||New York State Clean Indoor Air Act||Employers must post "No Smoking" signs or the international "No Smoking" symbol in every place where the act prohibits or restricts smoking.||For more information on the Clean Indoor Air Act, visit the NYS Department of Health websiteor call 518-402-7600 or 1-800-458-1158.|
|Mandatory Nurse Overtime||New York State Labor Law
|Health Care Employers are required to make their Nurse Coverage Plan available to all nursing staff by posting in a location accessible to all nursing staff, or using any means to make it available to all nursing staff.||Part 177 pursuant to Section 167|
|Fringe Benefits and Hours||New York State Labor Law
|Every employer shall notify its employees in writing or by publicly posting the employer's policy on sick leave, vacation, personal leave, holidays and hours.||Guidelines; Notice Requirements for Fringe Benefits and Hours LS 606|
|Expression of Breastmilk||New York State Labor Law
|Employers shall provide written notification of the provision of Labor Law § 206-c to employees returning to work following the birth of a child of their right to take unpaid leave to express breast milk. Notice may be provided individually to affected employees, or to all employees in an employee handbook, or by posting in a central location.||Guidelines Regarding the Rights of Nursing Mothers to Express Breast Milk in the Work Place LS 702|
|Equal Pay||New York State Labor Law
|No employer shall pay an employee at a rate less than the rate at which an employee of the opposite sex is paid for equal work performed in the same establishment.||Equal Pay Provision LS 603|
|Sexual Harassment||New York State Labor Law
|Every employer shall provide its employees, in writing, a copy of their Sexual Harassment Prevention policy. This policy is to include annual sexual harassment prevention training.||Article 7 Section 201-g|
|Notice of Pay||New York State Labor Law
|Every employer shall provide to its employees in writing, in English and in the primary language of the employee, a notice containing their rate of pay and pay day.||Wage Theft Prevention Act P 715|
* Employers must keep a "Log and Summary of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses." They must post the Summary page (OSHA Form 300A), as required by OSHA, in the workplace on February 1. They must keep the Summary posted for three months. Private Employers can obtain forms from OSHA. Public employers should contact the Division of Safety and Health.