Seminar 11/29/2017 - NY State Paid Family Leave Law

Who & What?

Barrett Wadsworth & Elisha Tomasello from Northwood's Capital Benefits will provide a clear and concise summary of the new NY State law that impacts all employers starting 1/1/2018. This new law will allow employees to take extended paid leave to care for their family members.

2018 is bringing with it the most significant HR, employee benefits, & compliance changes and challenges since the initial launch of the ACA in 2014.

Small employers are facing their first ever mandatory job protected paid leave law, requiring them to put in place new policies and procedures never before required for small employers. On top of that, the largest small group health insurance rate increase since 2014 has disrupted markets and premium/subsidy spreads to the extent that there is a new cost/benefit analysis that small employers must look at well before their health plan renewal dates.

Large employers are facing new and broader leave requirements that must be integrated with existing policies to avoid “double dipping”. In addition, the combination of rate increases, possibility of new healthcare association plans, and ongoing evolutions in administrative options and plan designs requires large employers to analyze the cost-efficiency of their plan design in the face of rapidly changing self-insurance options.

Whatever your company size and regardless of how well you have attempted to adopt up-to-date HR and employee benefits policies, the regulations and markets are changing so rapidly that you cannot afford to be reactive in these areas. Despite these challenges, real strategies and opportunities exist for even seemingly small changes that can have surprising savings and avoid compliance challenges and employee relation concerns.

Elisha and Barrett have significant expertise in bringing smarter, creative solutions to these new challenges. Please join us for a breakfast presentation and discussion on what you must know in HR and employee benefits for 2018.


Salvatore's Italian Gardens 6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043


November 29, 2017

7:30AM Registration & Breakfast

8AM - 9AM Presentation with Question & Answers


You can call Lisa Lowry at (716) 256-1682 or send an email with your name, company, and number of required seats to