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Model Plan Overview for Spousal Health Coverage

              *Note: Recent legislation and litigation (including the landmark Supreme Court case,  Obergefell v. Hodges), ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states. As a result, more same-sex couples will be recognized as married for purposes of determining entitlement to health, retirement and other…

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Small-Employer Family Leave Policy

  Note: Recent legislation and litigation (including the landmark Supreme Court case,  Obergefell v. Hodges), ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states. As a result, more same-sex couples will be recognized as married for purposes of determining entitlement to health, retirement and other benefits. Company Forms and Policies must…

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Model Domestic Partner Health Benefits Policy

            *Note: Recent legislation and litigation (including the landmark Supreme Court case,  Obergefell v. Hodges), ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states. As a result, more same-sex couples will be recognized as married for purposes of determining entitlement to health, retirement and other benefits….

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New York State Minimum Wage

On December 31, 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 available….

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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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