With everyone facing disruption and uncertainty as a result of COVID-19, we wanted to reach out to our clients and partners with an update. Additionally, to make sure we are doing all we can to help you and your employees, we are offering FREE telemedicine services through MDLIVE to all our clients, employees, and their family members.
New York state recently released a proposed model sexual harassment policy and a proposed model training program that can be used to comply with New York Labor Law Section 201-g, which requires that all employers either (i) use the model forms, or (ii) establish a policy and training program that meet the state’s minimum requirements.
You may already know that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), is an agency of the federal government, created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), for purposes of interpreting and enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination. Federal laws prohibit an employer from discriminating against any applicant and/or employee based on race, color, religion,
Recently, the IRS released Notice 2018-71 which provides an in-depth Q & A on the employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave. The tax credit applies for both 2018 and 2019 tax years. The topics within this Q & A are: Eligible Employers Family and medical leave Minimum paid requirements Calculating and claiming the
There has been a lot of changes this year across the United States. Here are several state-specific (and some city-specific) compliance advisories for your review. New Jersey Enacts Statewide Paid Sick Leave On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (Act) into law. This Act will
Ban the Box refers to the “box” on job application forms asking prospective employees whether they have ever been convicted of a crime. Some jurisdictions make it illegal for employers to ask applicants such questions until the interview stage while others ban the practice until a conditional job offer has been made. The trend of
Lots of changes this year in California. Here are just a couple of the major developments you should be aware of if you are running a business in California: San Francisco Amends Ban-the-Box Law On April 3, 2018, San Francisco amended its Fair Chance Ordinance. The amended ordinance, which will take effect on October 1,
In a ruling with potentially sweeping consequences for the so-called gig economy, the California Supreme Court recently made it much more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. The decision could eventually require companies like Uber, many of which are based in California, to follow minimum-wage and overtime laws and to
In an age of constant change, company leaders are always seeking ways to be more agile and innovative. Yet, in this search for workplace balance and success, they frequently overlook the main component of success—employee trust. Trust is critical in meeting and responding to the pace of change that we’re seeing in today’s market. Bottom
Who makes the decision on whether a person is eligible to collect unemployment insurance? Well, many workers believe that it is an “earned benefit,” and that as an employee they’ve “paid into the system” via payroll taxes. This leads to the common misunderstanding that anyone who is unemployed, regardless of the reason, is therefore “entitled”