Close X
  • Our Focus
  • Home
  • About
  • Ministries
  • Missions
  • Events
  • News
  • Resources
  • Our Focus
    X

    Translate

    Close

    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.


    news stories Tagged “Benefits and Administrative Services”

    UNY Archives Hires Archives Assistant

    February 22, 2024 / By Tara Barnes, UNY Commission on Archives and History member / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Commission on Archives and History (UNYCAH) is excited to welcome Reilly Callahan as Archives Assistant to help with the important work of keeping the historical records of our churches. Reilly graduated summa cum laude in May 2023 from Syracuse University with a master’s degree in information studies. She worked as an archives intern at the university’s Special Collections Research Center and is a …more

    New York State Minimum Wage / Salary Increase, Effective January 1, 2024

    January 11, 2024 / By Tracy Rickett, UNY Human Resources Generalist / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Effective Jan. 1, 2024, New York State increased the minimum wage for hourly (non-exempt) employees as well as the minimum salary amount for salaried (exempt) employees. The new amounts for New York State (excluding New York City, Long Island, and Westchester) are: HOURLY (Non-exempt): $15.00/hour  SALARY (Exempt): $1,124.20 per week / $58,458.40 per year Employers within the Upper New York Conference, regardless of the number of employees, must pay non-exempt staff the minimum wage. …more

    New Legislation regarding written notice of unemployment benefits and personal account information disclosure

    October 19, 2023 / By Tracy Rickett, UNY Human Resources Generalist / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    There is new legislation regarding written notice of unemployment benefits and personal account information that takes effect in November 2023 and March 2024.  Written Notice of Unemployment Benefits In relation to the notice of eligibility for unemployment benefits, New York State Senate Bill S4878-A/A. 398-A amends Section 590 of the Labor Law. Under this new legislation, employers must provide written notice of eligibility for unemployment benefits …more

    New York State Minimum Wage Increase effective Jan. 1, 2024

    September 28, 2023 / By Tracy Rickett, UNY Human Resources Generalist / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The New York State minimum wage is changing starting in 2024.   New York State Minimum Wage Increase Effective Jan. 1, 2024, New York State (NYS) minimum wage will increase to $15.00 per hour. In 2025 and 2026, NYS minimum wage will increase by $0.50 annually. Beginning in 2027, and each year thereafter, increases to the minimum wage will be indexed based on inflation by the U.S. Department of Labor consumer price index. The minimum …more

    NYS Wage Transparency Law

    September 6, 2023 / By Tracy Rickett, Human Resources Generalist / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Effective Sept. 17, 2023, all private sector employers with four or more employees must post a range of pay on job advertisements pursuant to New York State (NYS) Wage Transparency Law. In addition, pay ranges must be placed on all advertisements for promotions or transfers. The wage range requirement applies to postings that are both internal and external to the employer. The wage range must be included on all postings for jobs …more

    Updated Form I-9 effective August 1, 2023

    July 28, 2023 / By Tracy Rickett, Human Resources Generalist

    On Aug. 1, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will publish a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (PDF, 899.28 KB). Employers may continue to use the older Form I-9 (Rev. 10/21/19) through Oct. 31, 2023. After that date, employers will be subject to penalties if they use the older form. The new version will not be available for downloading until Aug. 1.   The U.S. Department …more

    Human Resources legal updates

    July 7, 2023 / By Tracy Rickett, Human Resources Generalist

    Pregnant worker fairness The federal government has passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), went into effect on June 27, 2023. This law requires employers to offer reasonable accommodations to workers for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, absent an undue hardship to the employer. Although the language of the Act is similar to that of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations under the PWFA are available to pregnant workers …more

    District contact information beginning July 1

    June 27, 2023 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Beginning July 1, United Methodists of Upper New York will begin a new structure for District Superintendents and Administrative Assistants. Six District Superintendents (DS) will serve two districts and each will have a Superintendency Administrative Assistant (SAA). You can read about the structure previously announced here. Use the following information to contact your DS or SAA beginning July 1. Click here to print a copy. Adirondack and Albany Districts  DS: Rev. …more

    Collections at the 2023 Upper New York Annual Conference

    May 17, 2023 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    At this year’s Upper New York (UNY) Annual Conference, held June 1-3, at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena in Syracuse, there will be three opportunities to give. During Opening Worship on June 1 at 10:30 a.m., there will be a collection for the UNY Mission Central HUB. The HUB is located at the United Methodist Center in Liverpool. It is a place for local churches to actively …more

    New York releases revised Sexual Harassment Prevention Model policy and training

    May 15, 2023 / By Tracy Rickett, Human Resources Generalist

    The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), in consultation with the New York State Division of Human Rights, recently released a revised sexual harassment model policy. At the same time, the DOL released a revised model sexual harassment prevention training, which includes changes similar to those made to the policy. The Model Policy The updated model policy follows NYSDOL’s quadrennial obligation to evaluate the impact of the …more



    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."