Harter Secrest & Emery’s Partner Frank A. Novak was joined by Jeff Cox, Director of Rochester Institute of Technology’s International Student Services and Cary Jensen, Director of the International Services Office at the University of Rochester to discuss the impact international students and professionals have on the Rochester economy. They covered hot topics such as the current administration policies, the process to hire international workers, and how RIT and University of Rochester are reacting to immigration trends.

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HSE Privacy and Data Security attorney’s F. Paul Greene and Anna McCarthy joined Paul Robinson, of GreyCastle Security, to answer key questions about cybersecurity and business in this Eyes on the Future podcast. They covered important topics such as how to protect yourself and your business from cybersecurity threats, insight into regulations governing the cybersecurity industry, and what to do if you are breached or receive a ransomware threat.

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Harter Secrest & Emery Partners Theresa A. Conroy and Julia Green Sewruk join Karen Vicks, Title IX Coordinator at Nazareth College, to discuss Title IX and Enough is Enough—federal and state statutes, respectively—that prohibit sex discrimination on college and university campuses, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Beyond the law, they discuss the policy and educational efforts in which institutions are engaging to stop, remedy, and prevent sexual violence, and the myriad ways colleges and universities across the country are building awareness and working to address and eradicate sexual misconduct on college campuses.

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HSE Labor and Employment attorney Luke P. Wright joins Jamie VonBramer of HR Works to talk about the ins and outs of New York State’s new paid family leave benefits law and what it means for employers, as well as employees.

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HSE’s Christine M. O’Connor and Edward (E.J.) Snyder, along with Mike Canzoneri and Robert Maefs of Argyle Technology, discuss the region’s start-up scene, entrepreneurship and funding ideas.

Steps to Start a New Business

Diana Clarkson and Joshua Gewolb of Harter Secrest & Emery and Burt Speer of Mengel Metzger Barr discuss ways to protect yourself and your company from an audit.

Steps to Avoid an Audit

Daniel Collins of Harter Secrest & Emery and Kristin Coffey of Mengel Metzger Barr discuss succession plan strategies for family-owned businesses.

Keys to Successful Succession Planning

Ben Mudrick of Harter Secrest & Emery and Joanne Schneider of Arthur J. Gallagher and Company discuss evolving labor laws and what it will be mean for local companies and employees.

Changes in Labor Laws
Differences Between Exempt and Non-Exempt Status
Money Talks
Wage Compression

Joe Casion of Harter Secrest & Emery and Michelle Cain of Mengel Metzger Barr discuss how to build an effective board to advance your organization's mission.

Benefits of Board Membership
How to Recruit the Right Members
Steps to Avoid Passive Boards
Know Your Financial Responsibilities

F. Paul Greene of Harter Secrest & Emery, Brian Hedges of Mengel Metzger Barr and Mike McCartney of Digits LLC discuss growing trend of security breaches and how to protect your company's information when data is compromised.

Everyone is a Target
How to Protect Your Business
What Do Hackers Pursue?
Security Breach Trends


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