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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, […]

Change Looms

Healthcare Costs Many employers are bracing for higher health care costs in 2016, but a change in how the “small group” market is defined may mean even greater hikes. Under the Affordable Care Act, the definition of a small group employer will expand as of Jan. 1 from firms with up to 50 employees to […]

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Annual Wage Notice Requirement Repealed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 […]

Does Your Company BYOD?

BYOD a.k.a. Bring Your Own Device to work.  Employees bringing their personal technology to work, i.e., laptop, smart phone, tablet PC, has become quite common.  It’s a challenge to prevent them from accessing their device during work time, so why not allow your employee to use it for business? Trend or Common Business Practice?  BYOD […]