April 2014

HR discussed the following topics during the April 2014 SASA meeting.

  • Minimum wage increase and how it affecting employee morale.
  • Wellness programs.
  • Employment of trainers to train employees.
  • Contracting fudiciary services in regard to retirement.
  • Ban the Box; Rochester area is implementing in regard to asking if potential employees have felony/misdemeanor convictions.
  • Hiring¬†felons if one holds a liquor license.
  • Union contract negotiations; wage increases, benefit changes.
  • Arbitrations
  • Rewriting of job descriptions.
  • Division of Human Rights charges.
  • NLRB charges.
  • SUNY executive orders in regard to certain SUNY policies.
  • PTO payoffs for retiree health insurance.
  • How to handle tips in non-tipping facilities; differentiate from wages, i.e. theft of wages.
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Opening new facilities; causing lay-offs thus domino effect.
  • Serv-Safe Certified instructors in-house.
  • Sick leave abuse.
  • Transgender employee rights.
  • Student Managers hourly rates.
  • Changing from CBOR to Card Smith
  • Changes in grievance procedures; keeping on-campus versus arbitration.