• Compass WFS Legislative Updates

NYC Enacts Freelance Worker Protections

The Freelance Isn’t Free Act, Effective May 15th 2017, offers protection to all New York City residents who identify as freelance workers against underpayment and undue manipulation on behalf of their employers.

Annual W-4 Reminder

As 2016 comes to a close, we encourage you to remind your employees to review their W-4 information and submit a revise W-4 if they have any changes…

FLSA Legal Update

The Department of Labor’s Overtime rule, which was set to go into effect December 1st has been blocked by a federal judge…

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, […]

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