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By: Matt Ingold

May 17th, 2019

Is Non-Discrimination Testing on Your Premium-Only Plan Worth the Money?

Healthcare Compliance

A Section 125 plan, AKA a cafeteria plan, allows employers to give employees the option of taking cash or make a pre-tax contribution to their employer-sponsored health plan. This is a great benefit to employers (reduced payroll and FICA tax) and employees (reduced taxable income and paying health premiums with pre-tax dollars). While cafeteria plans have been around for decades, we still run into employers who deliver their plans on a post-tax contribution basis and miss out on the savings for their business and employees. A simple $300 plan document can save thousands of dollars year-over-year. But that aside, there are stipulations to gaining the tax benefits of a Section 125 plan, and the IRS imposes strict testing to make sure that an employer's plan does not discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees.

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By: Jason Barnes

May 8th, 2019

What is the Updated Time Off to Vote Law in NY for 2019?

Company News

It’s common around election time for employees to request time from their employer to vote. On April 12, Governor Cuomo signed legislation S.B. 1505 as part of the 2020 New York State budget package, impacting employer requirements for voting accommodations. The changes are as follows:

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By: Mary Lou F.

April 12th, 2019

Can an Employer Delay Designating FMLA Leave to Extend an Employee's Benefit?

Compliance & Auditing

Today's Q&A covers a common question surrounding FMLA designation. At times employers choose to deliver generous leave benefits that extend beyond those mandated by FMLA (i.e. beyond 12 weeks). But does that mean that the protections of FMLA are extended as well?

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By: Matt Ingold

April 5th, 2019

What's the Difference Between NYS and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws?

Compliance & Auditing | NYS Sexual Harassment Training

Question: What are the differences between NYS and NYC Sexual Harassment Laws?

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

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By: Jason Barnes

April 2nd, 2019

NY PFL: How to Determine Length of Leave in Overlapping Calendar Years

NY Paid Family Leave

We had a question come through yesterday from a client experiencing some confusion over tracking NY Paid Family Leave. I imagine its a common scenario, so chances are you will face something similar to this situation in the future. So take two minutes to get prepared. Here's the situation.

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By: John Dalmata

March 5th, 2019

NYS Call-In Pay Proposal Dropped for the Time Being

Compliance & Auditing | Employee Scheduling

While it is not out for good, the NYS Department of Labor has announced that it will no longer be proceeding with the call-in pay regulations initially proposed in November of 2017.

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By: Matt Ingold

March 4th, 2019

NYS Sexual Harassment: Do I have to Train 1099 Non-Employees?

NYS Sexual Harassment Training

Hey this is Matt from Benetech answering your common questions when it comes to NY State’s new Sexual Harassment Training. Today’s question:

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By: Matt Ingold

February 28th, 2019

NYS Sexual Harassment: What Does "Interactive" Training Mean?

NYS Sexual Harassment Training

Hey this is Matt from Benetech answering your common questions when it comes to NY State’s new Sexual Harassment Training. Today’s question:

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.