SBA News – February 2018

Tuckahoe Woods Workforce Housing Lottery Info

tuckahoe woodsWhile we’re having a bit of a break in construction during the winter chill, the Town of Southampton Office of Housing and Community Development is accepting applications for potential homeowners. SBA members who may qualify and/or their staff who may qualify are encouraged to apply for the homeowner lottery to be held on March 15th at Town Hall. Deadline for applications is February 28th. Simply click on this link to apply. Registration will put you in pool for Tuckahoe Woods and other upcoming opportunities.

 


Help preserve the H2B Visa for seasonal workers!

Contact our local officials to correct the unfair cap on visas.
H2B Visas are the mechanism used by many local businesses to legally employ immigrant labor. The number of visas being issued is shrinking, which hurts local businesses who depend on this seasonal labor source.
On January 1, 2018, the earliest date on which an employer seeking an employment start date of April 1 may file an H-2B application requesting temporary labor certification, The Federal Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) received approximately 4,500 applications covering more than 81,600 worker positions. The second half of the cap begins April 1, 2018 and Department of Homeland Security can only issue up to 33,000. We need to be sure our Congressional representatives understand the urgency of this matter.

Click here to be automatically directed to a petition signature page.

Click here for more information on the Visa Cap issue (this takes you to you to FEWA, a national advocacy group for employers who utilize the Department of Labor’s various immigration programs.)

 


FREE FLU CLINIC TOMORROW!!!

Thank you, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital!
Free Flu clinic Friday, 2/2/18 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Parrish Memorial Hall at the corner of Herrick Rd. and Lewis Street in Southampton


Announcing our 2018 Golf Outing & Honoree


Learn more in 2018: Stony Brook Small Business Development Center Seminar:

“HR In A Box”
Rita DiStefano, Director of Human Resources Consulting for Portnoy Messinger Pearl and James Black, Esq., labor law attorney at Silverman Acampora, LLP, will talk about the importance of being knowledgeable in the world of Human Resources when running a business. Many small businesses overlook the importance of creating policies and procedures, having a compliant Handbook, knowing the laws of immigration, wage and hour, etc., until they are confronted with a situation that could have been avoided, and could end up in a court of law.
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Location: Stony Brook Small Business Development Center
Research and Development Park
Research and Support Services Bldg. #17
1512 Stony Brook Rd. 11794-6016
Directions: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/sbdc/contact-us/directions.php
To register for this FREE workshop, Click Here!
For additional information: Contact the SBDC at 631-632-9837
Or at: sbdc@stonybrook.edu See the complete Business Development Center 2018 Schedule Here