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NYC Pre-Tax Transit Benefits

NYC Pre-Tax Transit Benefits – January 2016 On October 20, 2014, the New York City Council signed the Affordable Transit Act, regulating the transit benefits for the New York City area. Effective January 1, 2016, the law requires private employers with 20 or more full time employees to provide a pretax payroll deduction for transit […]

New York State Minimum Wage Increase

New York State Minimum Wage Increase Effective December 31, 2015 Effective December 31, 2015 the basic minimum hourly wage will increase to $9.00 from $8.75. In the hospitality industry, the minimum wage for tipped employees increases to $7.50 with a tip allowance that meets or exceeds the basic minimum wage rate of $9.00/hour. All employees, […]

NYC Enacts “Ban the Box” Law

Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation to “Ban the Box” in NYC Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the “Fair Chance Act” into law. The ordinance restricts when employer inquiries about applicants’ criminal histories may be made during the application process and imposes significant obligations on employers who intend to take action […]

Annual Wage Notice Requirement Repealed

NYS Annual Wage Rate Notice Eliminated! On December 29, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed a bill eliminating the Annual Pay Rate Notices! What does this mean? New York State employers are no longer required to issue the Annual Pay Rate Notices to employees on or before February 1 of each year. What else do I need […]

NYS Election Law Requires Posting 10 Days Prior to Election Day!

Ten days prior to Election Day and until the close of polls on Election Day, employers in New York State must post conspicuously the statue N.Y. Election Law 3-110 where it can been seen by employees as they come and go from work. Additionally, the law requires employers to provide employees who are registered voters […]

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