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Pay Equity: Increasing Focus and Legislation

Pay Equity: Increasing Focus and Legislation May 2018 Lockstep with the #MeToo movement and the recent focus on sexual harassment, legislators in New York and New Jersey have also recently increased their focus on pay equity issues in the workplace. With a longer statute of limitations and the potential for treble damages, employee claims in […]

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – #MeToo

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Is Your Business Prepared for New York’s Response to #MeToo? Many New York employers may be caught by surprise that with the state budget recently signed by Governor Cuomo on April 12, 2018, employers are now subject to a number of new requirements under the New York law related to […]

2018 Updated W4 Form

The IRS issued the 2018 W-4 form on February 28, 2018. Effective immediately, employers must implement the updated 2018 W-4 form for use by their employees in new hire kits or when employees request to make changes to their Federal withholdings. There are a few changes to the form due to the new tax reform law enacted […]

NYS Legislative Alerts: Minimum Wage Increases

As of 12/31/2017, the Minimum Wage in New York State has increased as indicated in the table below. Location Wage Rate* New York State $10.40 Nassau, Suffolk & Westchester $11.00 New York City – 10 or less employees $12.00 New York City – 11 or more employees $13.00 *There are different hourly rates for workers […]

NYS Legislative Alerts: New York State Paid Family Leave

Starting January 1, 2018, nearly all private employees in New York State are eligible for Paid Family Leave (PFL). PFL provides New Yorkers job-protected, paid leave to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition or to help relieve family pressures when someone is called to active military […]

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