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By: Matt Ingold

October 23rd, 2019

NY Mandates Leave for Domestic Violence Victims

Compliance & Auditing | HR

Starting on Nov 18, 2019, NYS employers will be required to grant leave to employees whom they know to be victims of domestic violence. While there are exceptions for employers who can show that the leave would place upon their business an undue hardship, employers are required to provide such employees with a “reasonable amount of time” to receive recovery care.

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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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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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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

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By: Matt Ingold

October 5th, 2018

NYS Releases Final Guidance for Model Sexual Harassment Policies and Training

Compliance & Auditing | HR

On October 1, 2018, the NYS DOL and NYS Division of Human Rights released final guidelines for employers to build compliant sexual harassment policies and training. While little has changed from draft regulations, there were two significant changes impacting employers.

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By: Matt Ingold

February 27th, 2017

10 Ways to Prepare for a State Comptroller Payroll Audit

Compliance & Auditing | Payroll

While a necessary accountability measure, there are few things municipalities dread more than a visit from the State Comptroller. If unprepared, a routine audit can quickly monopolize the resources of already short-staffed town, village, and city administrative departments. So how can municipalities best prepare to for their next state comptroller audit? Auditor and Senior Examiner, William Naylor, of the NYS Comptroller’s Office shared a few insights at the 2017 New York Towns Conference.

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By: Matt Ingold

July 21st, 2016

Quick Tips to Administering NY Paid Family Leave

Compliance & Auditing | Healthcare Compliance

We have some time between now and the effective date of NY Paid Family Leave Act (PFLA) in January of 2018. Indeed a lot can happen in 18 months that may impact our plans for administering NY Paid Family Leave, but probably not enough to justify postponing our preparation strategy for administering this new benefit. In this blog I'll be covering some key considerations when building your process for administering Paid Family Leave. Of note, PFLA shares some similarities with FMLA, but is by no means a carbon copy.

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By: Matt Ingold

July 18th, 2016

What Should You Do With ACA Subsidy Notices?

Compliance & Auditing | Affordable Care Act | Obamacare

In June of 2016, the IRS began delivering their backlog of subsidy notices to employers. The notices informed Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) when an employee who might have been eligible for employer-sponsored health coverage enrolled in health coverage through a state or federal marketplace AND received an Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC) and Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR). Notices were automatic computerized mailings triggered by the employee’s enrollment. Immediately, the floodgates of questions opened: “What should I do if I receive an ACA subsidy notice?” “Is there a penalty associated with an employee ACA subsidy notice?” “How do I appeal an employee ACA subsidy notification?” All great questions, but let’s start with a little note of reassurance. Receiving an Affordable Care Act Subsidy Notice does not automatically mean that you are subject to an ACA penalty. That being said, don’t just toss them into the junk-mail box—there are some decisions to make, and they may involve a lawyer. Take the following into consideration in determining the appropriate response to an ACA subsidy notification.

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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.