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Implementing NYS Paid Family Leave

June 15, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 11:30 am


To register, visit the NYIT Extended Education courses site and select course entitled “NYS Family Leave Law” (XHRC-510-W01).

Health & BenefitsRalph Sepe (Partner) and Jill Bergman, CEBS® (Vice President, Compliance) will be participating in a panel discussion entitled “Implementing NYS Paid Family Leave”.  Alongside SHRM-LI Legislative Committee Chair Samantha Halfen and moderator Dr. Richard Dibble, SPHR, Ralph and Jill will discuss the latest details of the Paid Family Leave Program affecting New York State businesses and how HR professionals and business managers can be compliant while minimizing the impact on employers.

The event will take place on Thursday, June 15th at New York Institute of Technology from 9:30am – 11:30am (Harry Schure Hall – Room 130).  A registration fee of $20 includes materials for the session and refreshments.  Professional Development Credits from SHRM and HRCI are available to eligible attendees by request.

About “Implementing NYS Paid Family Leave”:

The NYS Paid Family Leave Program will provide job-protected, paid family leave to eligible employees, beginning January 1, 2018, and payroll deductions to fund this benefit can start as early as July 1 of this year. These dates are rapidly approaching, and employers need to take action now to ensure a smooth roll out of the new family leave policy.

This panel will explain the detailed requirements of this law, including employee eligibility, identify policy and administrative issues that are likely to arise, assess employer options and strategies, review how it may interact with other employer leave policies and FMLA, and provide guidance on questions to raise with your payroll provider and insurance carrier. Ample time will be allocated to Q/A, and we will have the most current regulatory details available to share with you.


About The Presenters:

Ralph A. Sepe is a Partner in the Health & Benefits division at Chernoff Diamond & Co., LLC, where he leads strategic teams that consult and advise clients on their employee health benefit programs.  He has extensive knowledge of current healthcare reform efforts and their implications for health plan sponsors.  Mr. Sepe negotiates with carriers and designs benefits programs that maximize available resources, control costs and support long term recruitment and retention goals.  Under the Affordable Care Act he and his team provide impact analysis, exploring viable benefit plan design alternatives, evaluating funding arrangements based on the risk characteristics of each group, insurance carrier and vendor selection including contract negotiation for health, retiree health, dental and disability plans;  compliance support, employee benefit plan administration and performance monitoring.

Jill Bergman, CEBS, is Vice President of Compliance in the Health & Benefits division. As a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist®, Ms. Bergman monitors federal and state-level employee benefit plan legislation and regulations to help clients understand and comply with the ever-changing health and benefit plan requirements as well as continuing to closely watch and report on the progress of current healthcare reform efforts.


This program is valid for 2 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

NYIT is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) pre-approved this program for 2 HR (General) credit hours towards aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.


June 15, 2017
9:15 am - 11:30 am