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Trump's budget plan reported to include National Paid Family Leave

on May 23, 2017 7:44:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources Benefits Insurance
President Donald Trump is set to announce his first detailed budget request today. Here's a quote directly from The Washington Post... The president’s first detailed budget request on Tuesday will seek funds for the creation of a program to grant mothers and fathers six weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child, two senior White House budget office officials said.
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Buffalo Jills lawsuit update and the importance of worker classification

on May 22, 2017 3:53:40 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees
Do any Buffalo Bills fans remember this story? On April 22, 2014, five Buffalo Bills cheerleaders (nicknamed the Jills) filed a lawsuit alleging they were not properly paid for hours worked. Two days later the Buffalo Bills management "suspended operations" of the Jills and the organization hasn't had cheerleaders since. But last week a State Supreme Court Justice issued a ruling we found pretty interesting, so we're revisiting this story.
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Can NY employees now stack FMLA leave with Paid Family Leave?

on May 18, 2017 10:36:58 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources Benefits Insurance
FMLA and New York's Paid Family Leave are similar in that they both provide job-protected leave to qualifying employees to handle personal responsibilities like caring for a newborn or an immediate family member with a serious illness. However, they are two different programs and should be treated as such. That said, it still raises a lot of questions about how the two programs may interface or overlap with one another. Regarding this question, this post will set the record straight.
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What's the difference between FMLA and Paid Family Leave?

on May 16, 2017 3:58:16 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Benefits Insurance
There are many similarities between the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on the federal level and New York's newly-introduced Paid Family Leave program. So it's understandable why many people confuse the two - especially since Paid Family Leave in New York hasn't been implemented yet. Fortunately, we're here to set the record straight by providing general overviews of each of the two (separate) programs, so you can understand for certain the similarity and the difference between FMLA and Paid Family Leave.
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Waiting for the rate | Paid Family Leave NY

on May 15, 2017 8:38:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources Benefits Insurance
New York's new Paid Family Leave program is one of the most progressive of its kind in the United States. While the benefits begin on January 1, 2018, employers will be able to start scheduling payroll deductions from their employees on July 1, 2017.  
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Who qualifies for Paid Family Leave NY?

on May 12, 2017 10:17:52 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources Benefits Insurance
These are the cliff notes. Very succinctly, we've broken down the benefits of Paid Family Leave NY as well as how employees become eligible and what events qualify them to take paid leave. Read on.
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Here's your overview of the Paid Family Leave coming to New York

on May 10, 2017 9:26:11 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources Benefits Insurance
New York’s Paid Family Leave program is designed to provide wage replacement to employees for a variety of family and/or medical reasons, including maternity/paternity leave, caring for a close relative with a serious health condition and relieving family pressures when someone is called to active military service. The program also guarantees that employees are able to return to their job and keep their health insurance, provided they continue to contribute their portion while on Paid Family Leave. The law was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 4, 2016 and will begin the first of four phases of implementation on January 1, 2018.
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Do you have to disclose wage guidelines to your employees?

on May 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Question: An employee has requested company wage guidelines. Are we required to show these to them? Answer: No. 
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How to measure and minimize employee turnover

on May 8, 2017 11:26:52 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Employee turnover is expensive. According to a recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, the average cost-per-hire is $4,129. However, turnover costs can vary depending on the length of time it takes to fill the role, the importance of the position to the employer and industry. Some costs are easy to calculate while others can be difficult to measure, such as the impact of a termination on employee engagement.  Fortunately, many of the costs of turnover can be measured and predicted, so you can budget for employee turnover and operate with a reasonable sense of your yearly turnover costs. Here are the main expenses to expect...
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Fares, driver pay and the financial side of Uber

on May 5, 2017 8:02:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Salaries Payroll
With the recent rideshare approval in the New York State budget, we decided to shine a light on the payroll aspects of Uber as a company as well its drivers. How much do Uber drivers make? How does Uber pay their drivers? Are Uber drivers Employees or Independent Contractors? Here in Payroll Country, we are excited to answer questions like these.
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