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Employee Onboarding Webinar

On September 27th Bene-Care hosted an informational webinar on Employee Onboarding within our iSolved HCM system. If you missed it, please feel free to watch the recording. Once you click the link, you will need to enter your name and email address to view it. Please note: the presentation begins at approximately 16:55 min into […]

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2019 NYS PFL Premium Rates Released

On August 31st, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) published the NY Paid Family Leave (PFL) premium rate percentage for the 2019 calendar year. The New York State Average Weekly Wage was also announced. For 2019, the employee contribution rate for Paid Family Leave will increase from 0.126% to 0.153% of an employee’s gross wages. […]

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NYS Releases Draft Sexual Harassment Policy Materials

The NYS Department of Labor and Division of Human Rights has released the long awaited model sexual harassment policy, complaint form, and training program On April 12th, Governor Cuomo signed into law the 2019 New York State Budget, which updated the State’s sexual harassment laws. The new legislation states that all employers will need to provide […]

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Update: NYS Paid Family Leave to add Bereavement

The NYS Assembly has passed legislation to add bereavement to Paid Family Leave (PFL). On June 20, 2018, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle announced passage of legislation to add bereavement to PFL, (A.10639-A, Morelle). The addition of bereavement will allow individuals to take sufficient time off to grieve after […]

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ACA Update: Affordability Percentages Increase for 2019

On May 21, 2018, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2018-34 to index the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contribution percentages for 2019. This data will be used in determining the affordability of an employer’s health plan. For plan years beginning in 2019, employer-sponsored coverage will be considered affordable if the employee’s required contribution for self-only coverage […]

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