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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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Sexual Harassment Training to be Required

New York State employers, regardless of size, will need to provide sexual harassment training to their employees beginning this fall. In Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 State of the State address, he vowed to combat the rising issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. As part of this initiative, the New York State Senate recently passed […]

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Much Ado Over $50 – IRS Reverses HSA Change

The IRS has decided to allow taxpayers with family HDHP coverage to use the original $6,900 limit for HSA contributions for 2018, without facing excess contribution penalties. On April 26, 2018, the IRS announced that taxpayers with family high deductible health plan (HDHP) coverage may treat $6,900 as the 2018 annual contribution limit to their health savings accounts (HSAs). In March we alerted you […]

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FLSA Amended; Tip Pooling OK if No Tip Credit Taken

The new federal spending law, signed March 23, 2018, scales back the 2017 proposed regulation change on tip pooling. The rules around tip pooling have been mired in litigation since 2011, when regulations came into effect that forbid tip pooling between employees who customarily receive tips and those who do not. The recently passed federal […]

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