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Extensions and Updates to FFCRA and PPP: What Employers Should Know

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 signed by President Trump is a $1.4 trillion spending package that includes government funding and a variety of COVID-19 relief to families, businesses and other stakeholders. In many ways, this legislation can be interpreted as an extension of or update to existing programs that were established by the FFCRA and CARES Act. In this article we've outlined what's likely to be most important for employers.
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What to Consider When Drafting a Parental Leave Policy

on Nov 13, 2020 10:15:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Paid Family Leave
When considering your company’s benefits package, make sure to keep in mind that, in a survey, 60% of American employees said that benefits were their No. 1 reason for staying in a  particular job. What does this mean for you? It means that your benefits package is likely going to be what drives up your employee retention numbers. 
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How Employees Use New York’s Paid Family Leave

on Nov 11, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Paid Family Leave
In 2017, New York State joined California, New Jersey and Rhode Island in filling the federal void when they passed their paid family and medical leave law.  Why is this an important landmark? It simply shines a spotlight on the need for life and work balance to be a right instead of a privilege. 
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Why Paid Parental Leave Is Good for Your Business

on Nov 6, 2020 10:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Paid Family Leave
With the needs of employees evolving in an ever-changing world of work, employers must also ensure that their policies reflect these changes. Most importantly, they should reflect a growing need for work and life balance.  One major way of establishing this kind of positive culture and modernizing leave policy is by providing parental leave for all employees. According to a survey by Mercer, parental leave has gone mainstream, with two-fifths of all respondents saying they offer paid parental leave for both the birth and non-birth parent. 
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FFCRA Guidance for Businesses During COVID-19

on Nov 3, 2020 9:15:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Paid Family Leave
There doesn’t seem to be a part of American life that the emergence of COVID-19 has not affected. It has changed the way people work, run their businesses and go to school.  On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201). The law became effective April 1, 2020, and expires on Dec. 31, 2020. This act helps alleviate some of the more negative effects that the virus has had on employees and their families.
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Updates to New York’s Paid Family Leave for 2021

on Oct 30, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Paid Family Leave
When New York State’s landmark Paid Family Leave Act was signed into law in 2016 by Governor Cuomo, it was designed to be put into effect over a four-year period. Now that we are about to enter that final phase in 2021, there are several updates that will be made that employers and employees alike should take into consideration. 
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Paid Family Leave Is Coming to Massachusetts

on Oct 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Paid Family Leave
After years of preparation, starting Jan. 1, 2021, Massachusetts will begin offering paid family and medical leave to eligible workers.  When Governor Baker signed the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) into law, Massachusetts became one of six states that offer paid leave under specific circumstances. This leave is funded by employer and employee contributions alike. Payroll withholdings began in October 2019. 
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NYS Paid Sick Leave vs. NYS Paid Family Leave

on Oct 2, 2020 9:08:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Paid Family Leave Paid Sick Leave
Starting  on September 30, 2020, employers can begin calculating accruals toward the new Paid Sick Leave law in New York State.  However, some employers are confusing this new law with the existing New York State Paid Family Leave Act that was passed in 2017. Here are some of the main differences between the two: 
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The top 6 employee handbook policies to consider updating

on Nov 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources Paid Family Leave
Every business should consider providing or updating their company employee handbooks to reflect current trends that are highly relevant in today’s workplace. The perception that employee handbooks are bland stacks of standard policies lead some employers to become static in routines and forget to employ creative and strategic policies that can provide important benefits to the company. 
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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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