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Feb 22 2017 Managerial and Confidential Employees

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We suggest that, at least once each year, you review the composition of your bargaining units to determine whether there are any employees who should be removed due to their “managerial” or “confidential” status. Employees who are formally designated as either “managerial”…

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Feb 14 2017 Romance in the Workplace

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… With Valentine’s Day upon us and love in the air, we would like to offer an overview of potential legal issues that may arise from workplace romances, as well as some of the best practices that employers should consider adopting when dealing…

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Feb 02 2017 Labor and Employment Law Checklist 2017

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… “Okay campers, rise and shine and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s coooold out there today!’”[1] Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, so it looks like we’re in for a long winter! Now that we have shared this completely reliable winter…

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Jan 04 2017 New I-9 Form

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to remind you that, effective January 21, 2017, employers will have to utilize a new I-9 Form, and the Department of Homeland Security will no longer accept older versions of the I-9 Form.  This new “smart” form is available…

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Dec 05 2016 Health Insurance Buyout Bill Vetoed by Governor

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to update you about the status of the NYSHIP health insurance buyout issue. Governor Cuomo recently vetoed Assembly Bill A09175, which would have amended New York Civil Service Law § 161 to prospectively prohibit any law, rule, regulation or…

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Nov 28 2016 2017 Affordable Care Act Reporting Deadlines Extended

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“the ACA”) requires certain large employers to annually report whether and what health insurance coverage has been offered to full-time employees. The ACA also requires health care providers and employers providing self-insured coverage to report…

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Nov 02 2016 New Direct Deposit & Payroll Debit Card Regulations

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… The New York State Department of Labor recently adopted new regulations regarding employer use of direct deposit and payroll debit cards as forms of wage payment.  These new regulations become effective on March 7, 2017. The new regulations apply only to employers…

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Sep 22 2016 Cold War Tax Exemption

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Governor Cuomo recently signed a law providing a tax exemption for property that is owned by individuals who served in the armed forces from September 2, 1945 through December 26, 1991; i.e., the term of the “Cold War.”  School districts are authorized,…

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