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DOL Issues New Overtime Payment Rules

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding overtime wage payment qualifications for the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule increases the salary an employee must be paid in order to qualify for a white collar exemption. Here are a few […]

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New York Enacts Paid Family Leave Law

On April 4th, 2016, the Governor of New York signed a bill that will require employers to provide paid family leave benefits to eligible employees as part of the state’s disability insurance program. In light of this news, New York employers and employers with employees in New York should review their existing family and medical leave […]

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Reminder to Employers: Forms W-2 Must Include Cost of Group Health Coverage

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers are required to report the aggregate cost of employer-sponsored group health plan coverage on their employees’ Forms W-2. The Form W-2 reporting requirement is currently optional for small employers. In the case of this requirement, an employer is considered a small employer if it had to file fewer than […]

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