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Answering the 3 Most Common Questions About Worker's Compensation Insurance

on Jan 25, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Payroll Insurance
Workers' compensation insurance, also called workman's comp or workers' comp, covers an employee's medical bills and time away from work in the event they are injured on the job. Workers comp' laws are regulated at the state level, so if you have any questions about the laws pertaining to your business, your state's department of workers' comp is the best place to start. The federal government provides an interactive map to find your state's website.  
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Understanding the FLSA Labor Law Poster Rules

on Jan 23, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Human resources
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, every private, federal, state and local government employer employing any employee subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act has to display a poster on minimum wage rules. Fortunately, the DOL is making it easy by providing a wide range of options and presenting versions in a variety of languages and sizes, in both black and white and color. The posters are downloadable in PDF format.
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How Employee Handbooks Help You Avoid Legal Headaches

on Jan 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Human resources
There are around 100,000 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discrimination charges filed each year. A single discrimination lawsuit can cost a company hundreds of thousands of dollars in defense expenses and settlement or jury awards. In addition to the monetary cost, there are the significant impacts to business operations due to a workforce that is distracted by the litigation and the internal upheaval it brings with it, a loss of employee morale and the damage of the employer’s reputation in the community. An up-to-date, compliant handbook is a viable first line of defense against huge litigation costs.
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NYS Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect on December 31, 2018

on Dec 18, 2018 10:18:51 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Salaries Payroll
Employers in New York are subject to different minimum wages based on where employees perform work, and whether or not they work in fast food. All minimum wage increases take effect on December 31, 2018. 
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Labor Laws Employers Should be Aware Of

on Dec 4, 2018 3:25:36 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Periods of growth are particularly exciting for small and midsize businesses, but they also bring new HR challenges. Along with adding employees—which may change the feel of your culture as well as your floor plan—your organization may become subject to federal and state laws that take effect once you have a certain number of employees. 
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How Companies in NYS Can Reduce Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

on Oct 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Every company in New York State is obligated to keep their workplace as safe as possible. There are many different ways to evaluate workplace safety. For example:
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How to Implement the Required NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

on Oct 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
How is your New York State business, organization, or institution preparing to adapt the new sexual harassment prevention guidelines that Gov. Cuomo signed into law in the spring of 2018? These new law requires the following:
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How to Adopt the Required NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy

on Oct 26, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace is not just an ethical responsibility of good employers, but it is also a legal requirement for every employer in New York State. In addition to Title VII, the federal anti-discrimination statute that prohibits sexual harassment, New York employers are obligated to follow prevention policies that were signed into law by Governor Cuomo in the spring of 2018.
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An Overview of the New NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Law

on Oct 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human Capital Management
In Spring 2018, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the 2019 budget into law. In addition to regulating spending and revenue for the state, it also updates sexual harassment law for employers. As of January 2019, all NYS employers will need to be compliant with these new state policies.
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Why Sexual Harassment Is Considered a Form of Discrimination in NYS Law

on Oct 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
In response to changes in New York State law regarding sexual harassment prevention in the workplace, some employers and employees alike have raised questions about the categorization of sexual harassment as a form of discrimination. Isn’t discrimination limiting someone’s opportunities or treating people differently or badly based on who they are and what groups they are a part of? These questions are based on a limited understanding of the definition of sexual harassment.
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