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Newly added event:

February 10 Invisible Ink: The Psychological Contract And The Employee Experience

presented by 

Julie Develin, MSHRD, SHRM-SCP
Sr. Partner, HCM Advisory at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

About our presentation:

Within the words “written” in invisible ink are important agreements between the employer and the employee that shape the relationship, thus affecting employee experience, productivity, satisfaction, and several other important metrics. If you work in HR--or if you manage people--you’ve entered a contract that is in effect from day one of the employment association. This contract is not written, and it cannot be seen, signed, or notarized. In this presentation we will discuss the concept of the psychological contract at work and explore the (often forgotten and misunderstood) exchange relationship that has a myriad of impacts from both the employee and employer viewpoints. Armed with different insights into the “whys” of employee behavior and reactions, you’ll leave this session with an action plan to assist managers in building awareness, and you’ll become familiar with the effect the psychological contract has on the workplace and the people in it!

ZOOM Meeting 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
$10 Members | $15 Guests  

January 27 Manage And Be Managed…Remotely

We’re living in a remote universe and making the transition goes well beyond Zooming. These times present an exciting opportunity to up your engagement and flex your manager-leader and individual performer muscles.

Led by Jennifer Patrick, Director, Executive Education & Leadership at Canisius College’s Wehle School of Business, you will receive practical tactics and advice to help you improve remote performance and employee engagement. 

Don’t miss this engaging and interactive session with Jennifer and your HR peers!

ZOOM Meeting 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
$10 Members | $15 Guests       

February 25 "What About Us?" Diversity and Inclusion Issues in Financial Wellness

The financial services industry is set up really well to help people with money. For a long time, this business has in large part been staffed by older white men. As such, women, BIPOC and people without money are generally left underserved. We see this in 401(k) plan participation rates, debt accumulation, and most importantly, levels of financial stress your employees are taking to work with them. The system is set up, especially at work, to encourage, and sometimes even “force” people to choose retirement as their #1 savings priority. Interestingly when surveyed, there is only one group that prioritizes retirement as their #1 savings priority – white men. We have a lot of interesting stats, and some solutions. 

presented by 

Charles (Chuck) Privitera, Jr., AIF®, SHRM-SCP
Senior Consultant
Westminster Consulting

ZOOM Meeting 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
$10 Members | $15 Guests

March 17 Legal Update Data Security/Employment Biometrics
presented by Linda Prestegaard and Anna Mercado Clark of Phillips Lytle LLP

March 23 The Importance Of Inclusion, Storytelling, And Being Your Authentic Self

presented by

Anthony Paradiso, MS, SHRM-CP
President & Founder, AllThingzAP LLC

ZOOM Meeting 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
$10 Members | $15 Guests

May 6 Let’s Talk About It! Mental Health Awareness & Creating A Mental Health Friendly Workplace

presented by

Tamara M. Rasberry
Owner and Consultant
Rasberry Consulting, LLC

ZOOM Meeting 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
$10 Members | $15 Guests

May 19 Back To The Basic: Changing The World Through Service 

presented by

Alexander Pullen, SHRM-SCP

ZOOM Meeting 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$10 Members | $15 Guests

June 2 She Partied Like A Rockstar...Now What?
presented by

Jenni Stone, SHRM-CP, PHR
HR Director, Partner HR Shield

ZOOM Meeting 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
$10 Members | $15 Guests   

Save the Date - June 16 Legal Update presented by Phillips Lytle LLP

July 21 HR Compliance 101

presented by

Damona Barnes, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Human Resources Director

ZOOM Meeting 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
$10 Members | $15 Guests 

October 13 Getting Ahead Of Your Culture (Part 1) With Hiring & Onboarding

November 10 Getting Ahead of Your Culture (Part 2) with Talent Retention!

both programs presented by 


Tom Schin, Build Better Culture   Brian Rollo, Brian Rollo Consulting Group

ZOOM Meeting 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
$10 Members | $15 Guests for each program

Big congratulations to board member, Stephen Lutter, on achieving his aPHR! 



SHRM Resume Sweepstakes!  Upload your resume for free on SHRM HR Jobs by Jan 31 and you will be automatically entered to win!

Legal Update: Phillips Lytle LLP Alert for BNHRA Members: Labor & Employment 

NYS Minimum Wage & Overtime-Exempt Salary Levels Will Increase For Employees Working Outside Of NYCity On Dec 31, 2020 (December 21, 2020)

The New York State minimum wage rates and minimum overtime-exempt salary levels for employees working outside of New York City will increase on December 31, 2020. New York State employers with employees working in the State and outside of New York City should review the changes and make the necessary adjustments to ensure they are in compliance with the new requirements when they become effective.

Minimum Wage Increases

New York State’s minimum hourly wage rates for non-fast-food workers outside of New York City will increase on December 31, 2020, as follows:

 - Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties: $13.00 to $14.00 per hour
 - Remainder of the State outside of New York City: $11.80 to $12.50 per hour

The minimum hourly wage rate for fast-food workers outside of New York City will increase from $13.75 to $14.50 per hour on December 31, 2020.

Read more... 

Additional Legal Update articles HERE


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Corporate Membership Spotlight

Remedy Intelligent Staffing is a full-service employment agency that specializes in providing contingent workforce solutions through temporary, temp-hire, and direct hire placement. As a locally owned franchise of the EmployBridge Company, Remedy is proud to be part of the largest industrial staffing firm in North America. Our tenured staff has over 100 years of combined experience in recruiting, staffing, and extra mile service. Remedy Intelligent Staffing is the 2018 Winner of the Best of Staffing ® Talent Satisfaction Award, and the 2017 Winner of the Best of Staffing ® Award.


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Did you Know?

It’s time for equality for all, across every area of society. That’s why SHRM has introduced Together Forward @Work, a call to action to bring racial equity to the workplace—the place we know best and have served the longest. And a place where we, our members, and our business community can bring our unique professional talents to stand together against all forms of social injustice.  Check out the SHRM Blog for new articles each week.


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Government Affairs Updates

SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act) was signed into law to address the U.S. opioid crisis and takes steps to augment and enhance the nationwide system for preventing and treating opioid addiction.

The SUPPORT Act makes changes to a variety of public health and law enforcement policies. Here’s an overview of some of the health care-related policy changes included in the law.

· Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) Exclusion: Amends the IMD exclusion to allow state Medicaid programs to receive federal reimbursement for covering certain IMD services up to a total of 30 days annually.
· Telehealth: Expands coverage of telehealth services under Medicare for the treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders beginning July 1, 2019. Also directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue guidance regarding federal reimbursement for telehealth services and treatment for substance use disorders under Medicaid.



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Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you looking for more ways to get involved in the BNHRA and reach out to the BNHRA Community?  The BNHRA offers a variety of ways to become a sponsor:

Website Sponsorships:

  • Website Logo Sponsorship
  • BNHRA Home Page Sponsorship
  • Career Center Page Sponsorship
  • Sponsorship of an Individual Website Page 


Program Sponsorships:

  • Program Featured Sponsor
  • General Meeting Sponsor
  • Vendor Table
  • Sponsorship of Dessert and Coffee at a Dinner Meeting
  • Sponsorship of Social/Networking Event


Learn more about the Sponsorship Options here!


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In Transition Memberships

Do you know of fellow HR professionals who are currently in between jobs? If so, please let them know BNHRA offers a NO cost In Transition membership package that includes our Goodwill Fund, sponsored by StaffBuffalo, LLC

In-transition Committee

The In-transition Committee connects BNHRA members that are currently in-transition and also those seeking a new employment opportunity with one another, as well as services in the community such as training, career coaching, and networking. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Marge at [email protected]

Mentoring Opportunity

We are looking for BNHRA members to offer mentoring and support to members that are in-transition and for HR student members. This may include assistance with resumes, suggestions about interviewing or skills, career development, training, and making a career transition. If you are interested, please contact Marge at [email protected] or Collin at [email protected].

Helpful Resources

Check out this new resource for in-transition members: Grad's Guide to Getting Hired

SHRM In-transition members renew your SHRM membership through SHRM's one-time membership option at zero cost. For more details click here


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BNHRA Salary and Benefits Survey

2019 BNHRA Salary and Benefits Survey - sign up to participate in the 2019 survey and receive $150 off the annual subscription fee.


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Other Professional Events

Other Professional Events - be sure to check out this page for many exciting events in WNY!


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Job Postings!

Do you have an HR Position that you would like to share with the BNHRA Community?  BNHRA Members can post HR jobs for FREE! Learn more here!

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