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New York State Minimum Wage

On December 31, 2016, New York State’s minimum wage increased. From 12/31/2016 to 12/30/2017, the basic minimum wage is $9.70 per hour in most of New York State. There are different minimum wage rates for the fast food industry; Long Island; Westchester County; and large and small employers in New York City. New posters are…

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IRA and Retirement Plan Rollovers

New IRS Procedure Helps People Making IRA and Retirement Plan Rollovers The IRS has provided a self-certification procedure to help recipients of retirement plan distributions who inadvertently miss the 60-day time limit for properly rolling these amounts into another retirement plan or individual retirement arrangement (IRA). In Revenue Procedure 2016-47, posted on IRS.gov, the IRS…

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Protect Workers from Zika Exposure

How to Protect Workers from Zika Exposure The outbreak of Zika that has spread through Central and South America, Mexico, and parts of the Caribbean has reached the United States mainland, with several locally-transmitted cases reported in Florida. Now that we know the virus is here, OSHA reminds employers and workers to take steps to…

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Understanding the ACA

IRS Resources Help Individuals Understand the ACA The IRS knows that you want to understand how the health care law  affects you. IRS Health Care Tax Tips When questions come up, IRS.gov/aca is a great place for you to begin finding the answers you need – when you need them. At IRS.gov/aca, you’ll find…

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Beat The Heat with the FEMA App

Download the Free FEMA App It’s hot across the U.S. and folks are out traveling for summer break. Download the FEMA app for free on the App Store and Google Play to stay cool and know ahead of time when extreme heat and other severe weather is on the way. Add up to five locations to include…

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ACA: Seasonal Workers and Your Workforce Size

ACA and Employers: How Seasonal Workers Affect Your Workforce Size En Español ACA and the difference difference between a seasonal worker and a seasonal employee. For purposes of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare), an employer’s size is determined by the number of its employees. Employer benefits, opportunities and requirements are dependent…

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FMLA Guide for Employers

What Employers Need to Know About the Family and Medical Leave Act The DOL has created a new comprehensive, plain-language resource for FMLA administration. The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act has been designed especially for employers, managers, human resources specialists and professional leave administrators. The chapters walk readers step-by-step through the…

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HR Gear Wins Award of Excellence

HRgear.com Wins APEX 2016 Award of Excellence HRgear.com, the attorney-developed HR resource for small to mid-size businesses, has been awarded the APEX 2016 Award of Excellence. “We are honored to have been awarded the APEX Award for Publications Excellence, for a second time,” said Elliot Censor, Vice President and Director of Sales. “With over 1600…

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IRS Warns: Be Alert for Tax Scams

IRS Summertime Tax Tip Tax scammers work year-round; they don’t take the summer off. Scammers continue to scam, and taxpayers continue to fall prey to their scams. So, while we’ve already warned readers, on these pages, of the proliferation of these scams, we once again urge vigilance in this area. Indeed, the IRS urges you…

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The SHOP Healthcare Marketplace

The SHOP Marketplace – No Time Like the Present Small employers with 1-50 employees can apply and enroll in health insurance through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace at any time. There’s no limited enrollment period in the SHOP Marketplace – it’s open year round. Whether you apply online or use an agent…

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