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The Benefits of Pay-As-You-Go Workers’ Compensation Insurance

on Oct 27, 2017 7:43:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Payroll Insurance
As an employer, you likely already know about your responsibilities when it comes to workers’ compensation: provide coverage for all of your employees, don’t ask them to contribute in any way to the premiums, and don’t ever allow a lapse in coverage. You know that workers’ compensation provides you with important protections should one of your employees experience an unfortunate injury or illness on the job.
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How Workers’ Compensation Insurance works in New York State

on Oct 19, 2017 3:04:01 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Insurance
It is always tense and stressful when a worker is injured on the job. As an employer, you care about your employees. Of course, this means that your first concern is that the worker gets the medical attention needed to make a full recovery. But after you know that’s taken care of, you’re left wondering how the injury will affect your business. What is going to be the fallout of the injury for the worker, the worker’s team, their department, and the company as a whole?
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The NY Paid Family Leave Policy Outline | Free template download

on Aug 1, 2017 11:43:41 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Insurance Paid Family Leave
The New York Paid Family Leave law - which takes effect on January 1, 2018 - requires all qualifying employers to provide "proper written guidance" to all of their employees about the new law. This article will focus on the policy outline employers must update their employee handbooks with, to explain the law in greater detail.
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Table: 2016 and 2017 state UI wage bases

on Jul 28, 2017 7:37:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Payroll Insurance
State unemployment insurance taxes are based on a percentage of the taxable wages an employer pays.  The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) requires that each state's taxable wage base must at least equal the FUTA wage base of $7,000 per employee, although most states' wage bases exceed the required amount. Some states apply various formulas to determine the taxable wage base, others use a percentage of the state's average annual wage, and many simply follow the FUTA wage base.
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How to notify your employees about New York Paid Family Leave

We've been publishing a lot of content about New York's new Paid Family Leave program, that fully goes into effect on January 1, 2018. This article will simply focus on one of the key employer obligations - providing written notice to all employees about the new program.
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State releases Paid Family Leave deduction rate

Paid Family Leave in New York is an insurance policy that virtually all employers in New York State are required to offer their employees effective January 1, 2018. The program is being funded by the employees themselves through a mandatory payroll deduction on each employee paycheck. It is not the same as FMLA.
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Trump's budget plan reported to include National Paid Family Leave

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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Can NY employees now stack FMLA leave with Paid Family Leave?

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 Paid Family Leave
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

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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