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Health Care Reform – Automatic Enrollment

The postponement of the employer mandate or “shared responsibility provision” of Health Care Reform until 2015 was a welcome reprieve for many employers. It has led many organizations to browse through other Health Care Reform provisions and timelines. In doing so,...

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State Unemployment Insurance and its Impact on Employers

Jobless claims are nothing new for employers large and small. Especially in the turbulent Great Recession years, and, particularly between 2008 and 2010, the unemployment rate skyrocketed in many parts of the country and created a demand for unemployment insurance...

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Minimum Wage Changes for NY

On March 29, 2013, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that will increase the minimum hourly wage in New York in three phases.  This legislation, identified in New York Labor Law section 652, lists the wage increases according to the following schedule:...

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Department of Labor – Misclassified Employees

The Department of Labor regulations that dictate which workers may be classified as exempt from overtime pay are likely to be updated in the near future due to a directive from President Obama. The President is especially interested in seeing the minimum salary...

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