Dear NEW Chapter FEI Members,
Let’s see, the chapter just finished its first month of
the 20-21 season with 2 professional development (PD) sessions and 1 keynote
session. The chapter also hosted its quarterly Peer Group meeting in August. Another
month in the books! Same old, same old?
This isn’t ‘any other year’ – this is the year of COVID and this little virus continues to affect our families, our jobs and yes, our chapter.
Despite this virus, the chapter successfully hosted:
These events were not the same as prior years – far from it. The sessions presented new logistical issues such as live-streaming and Zoom (who even heard of this word 12 months ago?), issues FEI NEW has never had to deal with in prior years.
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Diversity & Inclusion Group Update
Peer Group Update
The Diversity & Inclusion Group updates are as follows:
Join your colleagues in a discussion on topics important to you and your Company.
Sample topics: PPP loan administration, wage increases for 2021, business insurance, healthcare insurance and strategies. The next meetings are scheduled for December 10, 2020, and March 11, May 27 and August 26, 2021.
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
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2020-2021 Program Schedule Updates
Due to our hybrid offerings this fiscal year, separate program schedules have been developed for our virtual professional development sessions, and keynote meetings. Below are links to the current program schedules (as of 9/24/20)
2020-2021 Keynote Program Schedule
2020-2021 Professional Development Program Schedule
We will continue to make updates, as necessary, to both program schedules. These documents will always be posted on the chapter's home page under the Quick Links Section (middle right of page).
Francis Investment Counsel
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Revised FFCRA Rules and Regulations
On September 11, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued revised regulations for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) relating to the administration of both the FFCRA’s Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA). The DOL revised these regulations in response to a New York federal court decision that invalidated four provisions of the original regulations.
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