New York State Paid Family Leave

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 11:38:13 AM / by James Oliveri posted in Employee Benefits: Cost & Compliance

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As of January 1, 2018, New York State will make mandatory of all NY employers a Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefit which will be included in an employer’s already mandatory NYS Disability insurance coverage.

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Compliance Guide to Termination

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by James Oliveri posted in Employee Benefits: Cost & Compliance

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Like many employers, you provide your valued staff with employee benefits. Like them, one or more employees may have been out for a prolonged period due to an injury or an illness.

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House Republicans Pass Amended AHCA

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2017 6:04:00 AM / by James Oliveri posted in Employee Benefits: Cost & Compliance

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The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday, May 4 by a 217-213 vote. The bill, which has been amended several times since initially introduced by House Republicans in March, is intended to repeal and replace key portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).                                 

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A Guide to Federal Employment Labor Laws

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by James Oliveri posted in Employee Benefits: Cost & Compliance

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An employer’s size is an important factor in understanding which federal labor laws they must comply with. Number of employees is the metric used universally to determine size.

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Repeal & Replace Obamacare: The AHCA Bill

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 16, 2017 7:33:03 PM / by James Oliveri posted in Employee Benefits: Cost & Compliance

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The Republicans in the House of Representatives have released their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. 

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Trump and the Future of Obamacare

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2017 4:56:09 PM / by James Oliveri posted in Employee Benefits: Cost & Compliance

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Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2010, employers and health insurance issuers have had to make numerous changes to employer-sponsored group health plans offered to employees.

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States have New Minimum Wage Rates

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 27, 2017 10:43:11 AM / by James Oliveri posted in Employee Benefits: Cost & Compliance

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The Signature B&B Companies help you manage your healthcare costs and stay compliant. This month's compliance focus is on changes to minimum wage in your state.

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Health care is top worry for employers since election

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2016 8:49:34 AM / by James Oliveri posted in Employee Benefits: Cost & Compliance

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Nearly half (48 percent) of employers say the employer mandate is their primary health care concern going into the next administration.

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Look-back Measurement Method

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2016 11:26:34 AM / by James Oliveri posted in Employee Benefits: Cost & Compliance

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To give employers flexible and workable options and greater predictability for determining full-time employee status, the IRS developed an optional look-back measurement method as an alternative to the monthly measurement method.

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More Than Insurance

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2016 10:37:51 AM / by James Oliveri posted in Employee Benefits: Cost & Compliance

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If you're like 90% of business owners then the answer is NO. This is due, in large part, to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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