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Monthly archive for March 2018

New York Paid Family Leave

Effective January 1, 2018, New York State legislation will now require all private employers with employees, regardless of their size, in New York State to provide paid family leave. Employers will be required to purchase a paid family leave insurance policy or self-insure. The premium for the

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Millennials in a Snapshot

From a recent article in HR Answers, Inc. 1. The average job tenure for Millennials is just 2 years, compared to 5 years for Generation Xers and 7 years for Baby Boomers. 2. According to recent research nearly 9 in 10 Millennials want work to be social

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Hiring the Wrong Employee is a Very Expensive Mistake!

According to a recent survey done by Harris Poll, “If an employee isn’t well suited for the job or has a bad attitude, the time they spend not working could significantly impact your bottom line. That’s why it’s so important to make sure qualifications are substantiated”. GET

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New York City Passes Salary History Ban

The Mayor of New York City on May 4th signed into law the ban on Employers inquiring about a prospective job applicant’s prior salary history.  The Law will go into effect in 180 days on October 31, 2017. This  ”Salary History Ban” makes it Illegal for any

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$520 Fines for Late or Incorrectly Filed 1099 & W2 Forms

1099 & W2 Filing Deadline January 31, 2017 Major changes are happening in Tax Year 2016! Deadlines for FILING 1099-MISC forms with Box 7 Non-Employee Compensation & for FILING all W-2 forms are now January 31st. (In the past the deadline for filing these forms with the

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Department of Labor Releases Final Rule – Overtime Changes:

The DOL’s overtime expansion doubled the previous standard salary threshold from $455 a week (the equivalent of $23,660 annually) to $913 a week ($47,476 annually) for workers.  This action will extend overtime pay protections to an estimated 4.2 million currently classified as “Exempt Workers”, and also referred

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Complying with Age Discrimination Laws

Nondiscrimination laws prohibit employers from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of their age. In 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received more than 20,000 complaints alleging age discrimination. In some cases, seemingly harmless practices may violate age discrimination laws. Here we answer some frequently

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(NYC) Transit Ordinance

In 2014, the New York City Transit Ordinance, Local Law 53, was signed into Law.  Any company in New York City, (located in the 5 boroughs), that has 20 or more full-time employees must offer a pre-tax transit commuter benefit program to their employees or they will

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New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act – Paid Sick Leave: What Employers Need To Know

An employer with 5 or more employees must provide up to 40 hours of sick leave every calendar year (January 1st to December 31st  ). Sick leave is accrued at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours

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New Overtime Rules Proposed: What you need to know

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed changes to the overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposal would make substantial increases to the minimum salary requirement for white collar exemptions. Adjusting to the DOL’s New Overtime Rules: At last the Department of Labor

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