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Local businesses prepare for labor law changes

JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) – With the end of the year approaching, some labor laws will be changing.

Local business owners gathered at Traditions at the Glen Tuesday morning to discuss what’s coming.

Attorneys from Hinman, Howard, and Kattel presented topics that they say business owners should keep-up-to-date with, including paid family leave, health care, and workplace harassment.

Presenters say it’s crucial for businesses to comply with changing laws to avoid state fines.

“We try to be very practical at this seminar,” said Dawn Lanouette, a partner at Hinman, Howard, and Kattel. “It’s not theoretical, it’s really what do businesses need to know. Here’s how the system works, here’s what you need to do, and here are some options to get it done.”

Also discussed was minimum wage, which is set to rise in upstate New York at the end of the year.

It’s going from $10.40 to $11.10 an hour.

Viktoria Hallikäär

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